The Notice of Proposed Action
Most executors and administrators are surprised to learn the length of time to complete the average California probate. They are also surprised that a Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) is drafted by the probate attorney and mailed to all the beneficiaries once an offer to purchase the home is negotiated. But, they also appreciate that they are protected because of the NOPA, and if any of the beneficiaries would have an objection to the NOPA, the probate court would then need to confirm the sale.
Because the timelines are so important, it is necessary to have an experienced probate attorney to assist you through them. Most executors and administrators choose to have an experienced probate attorney help direct them and guide them through all the many steps that need to be taken to properly move through what has to occur in order to successfully complete the probate. Your skilled and experienced probate attorney knows the steps to be taken because that’s something they do on a regular basis and will be your guide through the entire process.
It’s never too soon to contact me to talk about your options and the steps that will need to be taken regarding the decedent’s home. Feel comfortable calling me at 619-741-0111.
Curious what a NOPA is? Click through to part 2 for an explanation.