CALLING ALL POTENTIAL HEIRS

John T. Brooks of Foley & Lardner gives us this heads-up: Estate of Carter, 4 Cal. Rptr. 3d 490 (4th Dist., Sept. 5, 2003), a recent decision of first impression in California, tackles the question of whether an estate's administrator must give notice to possible heirs of the decedent. The answer is probate due process is not just for creditors anymore. Carter came up for appellate review after the

John T. Brooks of Foley & Lardner gives us this heads-up:

Estate of Carter, 4 Cal. Rptr. 3d 490 (4th Dist., Sept. 5, 2003), a recent decision of first impression in California, tackles the question of whether an estate's administrator must give “Tulsa” notice to possible heirs of the decedent. The answer is “yes” — probate due process is not just for creditors anymore.

Carter came up for appellate review after the trial court vacated an order for final distri

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