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Can A Probate Cash Advance Expedite Inheritance?

Jun 5, 2024

The answer to this question is yes on two levels. First while the settlement and distribution of estate funds usually takes 12 to 24 months from filing, a portion of an heir’s inheritance can be advanced immediately. Since the majority of the estate’s value is generally sitting in a home that was occupied by the deceased, that home may need improvements over time in order to bring the best price for the eventual heirs. TheRead more


May 8, 2024

The term “probate loan” is usually a misnomer, meaning that this transaction is rarely a loan. Most lenders will not make a loan to the heirs of a probate estate. A simple reason is that this transaction does not have a due date for repayment. The probate process is intended to be slow so that heirs and creditors have ample opportunity to protect their position. An administrator must be appointed by the Court, Creditors haveRead more

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What are the benefits of a Probate Cash Advance?

Jan 10, 2024

A California probate is a very detailed process, and usually takes significantly more time than the Heirs or the Executor expect. Usually, the largest portion of estate assets are sitting in the deceased’s home. Often real property in the estate must be upgraded prior to a sale. Of course, there is the time it maytake to make a sale and convert the home into cash. Finally, the court process quite regulated and slow. An averageRead more

How Does A Probate Cash Advance Affect Other Heirs

Jun 29, 2023

In almost all cases, a Will or Trust will detail the distribution of estate assets to each beneficiary. This detail may include what portion or percent of the estate will go to each beneficiary, or if any specific assets are to be passed on to an individual beneficiary. When an Estate beneficiary comes to our company, Advance Inheritance LLC, we try to determine the estimated share that a beneficiary or heir may receive; and weRead more

How Many Cash Advances May I Take?

Apr 12, 2022

A probate cash advance is not a loan. It is a non-recourse assignment an inheritance to Advance Inheritance, LLC (“AI”). An heir has the absolute right to sell and assign their inheritance to AI. Sometimes an heir needs immediate cash. Since the Los Angeles County probate process now takes about 18 months or more until funds are distributed, many heirs cannot wait that long. During the probate process you may come back to us forRead more

Mom Said Everything Will Go To Me

Nov 10, 2021

We always recommend that clients discuss their own testamentary wishes with a trusted Estate planning attorney.  Without a Will or Trust, a person’s assets will be distributed per the probate laws in the state in which the person passed away. You may be the relative who cared for the Deceased for a lengthy time period, while others spent virtually no effort assisting in the Deceased’s remaining days.  The Deceased may have made it clear toRead more

What Estate Problems Can We Solve?

Jul 9, 2021

Advance Inheritance provides cash advances to heirs of probate and trust estates. WHAT FISCAL PROBLEMS CAN WE SOLVE? Often times, the main Estate is a home. In many cases, the Estate home will be sold. The resulting cash sale proceeds will eventually be distributed amongst the heirs. Before a sale occurs, the Estate administrator must decide whether to renovate or sell the Estate home in “as is” condition. If cash is needed for Estate repairsRead more

Has the Pandemic Affected the Probate Process?

Apr 19, 2021

Here in the state of California, and particularly in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda and Orange county courthouses, the probate process has been greatly delayed. For months, Courthouses were closed to public hearings, and even though are now open for business, many are being held remotely through Zoom or by phone. The pandemic compounded the already strained Court system, which further complicated and delayed the settlement and distribution of many Probate and Trust Estates.Read more

Does an Heir Cash Advance Affect Distribution?

Feb 5, 2021

When heirs consider a probate cash advance in Los Angeles, they often worry that their actions may slow up the final distribution of the estate assets.  They are also concerned that their advance may affect the other heirs in the estate. Taking a cash advance as an heir, does not delay distribution or affect any other heirs.  Generally, an heir will request a cash advance for a portion of the amount due them.  An heir expectingRead more

How Are Shares Of An Estate Determined?

Oct 13, 2020

If a relative passes away, how is the estate distributed? An estate may have a will, or a trust, or neither.  If there is a will, the estate is referred to as “Testate;” and if there is not a will, it is called “Intestate”.  A trust is a trust.   Under the testate rules, the will generally details how the estate assets are to be distributed.  The deceased may include or exclude anyone they wish.  TheyRead more