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What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of proving a last will and testament, which means verifying that the will is legal and the deceased person’s intentions are carried out.


Probate also occurs when there is no will and a probate court must decide how to distribute the assets of the deceased’s estate to their loved ones.

Why Is Probate Important?

An estate may require probate simply to carry out the terms and distribute the estate even if there is a valid will .In some cases, where the decedent retains sole ownership of assets like the house. Probate simply facilitates the necessary legal procedure that transfers ownership of that property to the beneficiary.


How To Get Probate

If you end up acting as executor, you'll need to: File a request (called a petition or application) for probate in the county in which the deceased person was living at the time of death. You will also need to file the death certificate and the original will (if there is one) with the court.

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