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Weiss & Weissman, San Francisco, California
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OBITUARY - DEATH NOTICE
I don't know why but I am asked regularly: Is an Obituary required? NO
What Public Death Notice is required by California law? NONE.
Of course, processing the estate (assets) of a decedent through the system (Probate / a Trust) may require notices; giving notice to knwon creditors may be good / appropriate, but as a general rule, no public death notice is required.
I heard a story about a Daughter who did not want anyone to see it, so she put it in on a Monday (the lightest day of the week). I asked why she spent the money to publish something she did not want anyone to see; she thought it was required by law.