Probate & Administration

Probate is the legal process used by a state:

This process is overseen by a particular court in the state where the deceased lived, usually called the probate court or surrogate’s court. If you own real estate in another state, you will probably need to probate the will in that state as well. This process is called ancillary administration of an estate.
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Probate is the review or testing of a will before a court of law to ensure that the will is authentic. Also, the process by which an executor (if there is a will) or a court-appointed administrator (if there is not a will) manages and distributes a decedent’s property. Read more