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California Probate Form DE-140 Order for Probate

California Probate Form DE-140 Order for Probate is a crucial form in the California probate process.  It is a California Judicial Council form of course.  It is THE form that the Judge signs to officially state when you become the Administrator or Executor (collectively the Personal Representative) of the estate.  The form provides if you are Executor  or Administrator (generally speaking will or no will), if you can have access to cash, if a surety bond is required, if you have authority under the Independent Administration of Estates Act, and if there are any special or specific powers. The Judge signs it and then you can get Letters issued. Letters are form DE-150 and that will be discussed in a coming blog post.