Links & Resources

Derrick Ruiz has compiled some helpful links, phone numbers and resources for Personal Representatives and others who have duties under a will, probate proceeding or trust agreement.








Has a probate petition already been filed?

You can check the status of the probate case by visitng the L.A. County Superior Court website at
You will be prompted for your case number (for example, "BP123456). You can then view available information about your probate case and see all future hearings scheduled by accessing the case calendar.


This process is governed by the California Probate Code

Some of this might be legal mumbo jumbo, but you can read the full codified version by viewing this PDF →


If you are tasked with selling a probate, trust, or inherited property, Derrick Ruiz can help.

His goal, first and foremost, is to educate you and your family on your options so that you can make the most informed decisions. For expert advice, call Derrick at 310-308-3174, email him, or fill out the form below.