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Ask the Experts: What Does a Probate Cost?

August 17 2012

This week , Sacramento estate planning attorney Kay Brooks answers a reader’s probate question.

Q: I read the article about trusts, which are used to avoid probate. How much would a simple probate cost…no real estate, just cash and IRA? My son processed his divorce papers through court with all the online resources, so I’m inclined to think that person with a duplex doesn’t need a trust. How many of us die in our residence? — Linda, Folsom, CA

To read Kay Brooks answer, visit the Ask the Expert column here on the Sacbee.com