As required under Probate Code § 890, on April 1, 2022, the Judicial Council of California adjusted the maximum probate exemption values. Prior to April 1, a person’s estate had to go through probate if its gross value was more than $166,250.00. As of April 1, this figure has been increased to $184,500.00.
There are other categories of exemptions for specific asset types. Here is a link to the Judicial Council form that contains the relevant information.