California Code, Probate Code - PROB § 11700

At any time after letters are first issued to a general personal representative and before an order for final distribution is made, the personal representative, or any person claiming to be a beneficiary or otherwise entitled to distribution of a share of the estate, may file a petition for a court determination of the persons entitled to distribution of the decedent's estate.  The petition shall include a statement of the basis for the petitioner's claim.


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