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 distribution because two women ...

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