The court determines where your property goes as set out in California law. If you want your estate to go to a certain person(s), it is best to create a will and/or trust. Wills and trusts express your intentions for how you want your property to be distributed. We would be happy to speak to you about a will or trust to make sure that your intentions concerning your property are carried out.
Note: The above is general information and you should consult with an attorney to answer your personal questions and to have your estate plan drafted. Please feel free to give us a call at (619) 588-2828.