Effective January 1st, 2018, the Probate Department will charge the $50.00 fee for the delivery of a Will to the Court, when submitted with a Petition for Probate of Will. This fee is authorized by Probate Code § 8200(d) and Government Code § 70626(d). As stated in the Probate Code, if an estate is commenced for the decedent named in the Will, the fee for any Will delivered shall be reimbursable from the estate as an expense of administration.
If a Petition for Probate of Will is filed after January 1st, 2018 without the appropriate Will-deposit fee, the original Will will be returned to the tendering party. If the Will and deposit fee are not submitted prior to the calendared hearing date, the matter will be continued by Court.
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