The following sections of the California Probate Code concern California probate and the exemptions from probate for small estates.

  • California Probate Code Sections 13050 – 13054.  Section 13050 excludes certain assets from being considered when determining the total value of the probate assets of a deceased California resident for the purposes of eligibility for the small probate exemption for personal and real property under $150,000 in value.  Assets that are excluded assets owned as a joint tenant; a multi-party account; vehicles titled in California; certain boats; manufactured homes, mobile homes, commercial coachs, truck campers, or floating homes registered with California; money due from serving in the U.S. military; and salary up to $15,000.