What is Probate

What is Probate?

Probate is the court supervised process of proving the validity of a last will and testament created by a testator or deceased person.

If a person dies without a valid will (intestacy) the estate will follow the state statutes in the state in which the decedent lived.

Intestacy proceedings are administered through the county probate office. The percentage of assets to be allocated to the surviving spouse and or children of the decedent are articulated in state probate codes.

Probate is also referred to the process of following the terms of the last will and testament, state laws and administrative procedures in settling the probate estate.

What is Probate? Quick Links:

Probate process

No Will (intestate)

What is probate? Frequently Asked Questions

What is probate? terms and Definitions

Reading the Will

Executor Duties

Should you Serve as executor?

Selling Assets in an Estate

Probate: Getting Organized

Transferring Assets

What is Probate Resources

Probate Time Line

Estate / Probate Checklist

Probate Recommended Books

Estate Tax Rates

Intestate Calculators

What is Probate: Family Care

Grief Counseling

Settling Estates Dividing Personal Property

Twitter Updates

Probate Marketing

Marketing on our family of websites

What is Probate Grief Care

The Grieving Process

Suggestions From a Grief Survivor


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