The process of a probate court confirmation of real estate sale in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles County, the process of a probate court confirmation of real estate sale typically involves the following steps:

  1. Petition for sale: The executor or administrator of the estate files a petition with the court requesting permission to sell the real estate.

  2. Appraisal and marketing: The court may order an appraisal of the property to determine its value, and the executor or administrator may be required to market the property for sale.

  3. Sale process: The property is typically sold through a public auction or a private sale. The sale must be for fair market value, and the executor or administrator must obtain the best possible price for the property.

  4. Hearing: Once the sale is complete, the executor or administrator files a report with the court detailing the sale and requesting confirmation of the sale. The court will schedule a hearing to review the report and determine whether the sale was conducted properly and the price was reasonable.

  5. Confirmation order: If the court approves the sale, it will issue an order confirming the sale. The order will authorize the transfer of the property to the new owner and direct the executor or administrator to distribute the proceeds of the sale to the heirs or beneficiaries of the estate. It can take from 10 to 30 days, see this video for details: Link to how long it takes to get the certified order

It is important to note that the process of probate court confirmation of real estate sale can be complex and may involve additional steps or requirements depending on the specific circumstances of the estate and the property involved. It is recommended to seek the advice of an attorney with experience in probate and real estate law in Los Angeles County.