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Probing Probate: What You Should Know

Probing Probate: What You Should Know

By N. Brian Caverly, Esq. and Jordan S. Simon from Estate Planning For Dummies   Probate is a term that is used in several different ways. Probate can refer to the act of presenting a will to a court officer for filing — such as, to “probate” a will. But in a more general sense, probate refers to the method […]

What Exactly Does “Probate” Mean?

What Exactly Does “Probate” Mean?

What Exactly Does “Probate” Mean?   After a person dies, ownership (the legal title) of his or her property, assets and personal effects must be passed on (legally transferred) to the beneficiaries (heirs) listed in the Will. If there is no Will, the persons receiving assets are designated by State law. “Probate” is the legal […]