When a person dies, his or her estate must go through a legal process called Probate. Probate usually involves proving that the deceased person’s will is valid, identifying the deceased person’s property, paying any outstanding debts and taxes, and ultimately distributing the property per the will or if the person had no will, by state law. During the Probate process, the Executor named in the will is appointed and his or her work is supervised by the courts.
The Probate Sale escrow process involves court approvals and other various details that require an experienced Escrow Officer who is qualified to handle the process. Escrow of the West has Escrow Officers who have been working with Probate Sale escrows for over a decade and who attend various Bar meetings to keep abreast of changing laws.
Probate booklet with more information.