What is Probate?
Probate is a court-supervised administration of a decedent’s estate.
The procedure itself is valuable to gather your assets after your death, confirm any possible claims against your estate, and make sure your assets pass to the proper person or persons.
All actions of the executor or administrator are reviewed by the court. Specific rules (statutes) must be followed to complete the administration of a probate estate.
The administration is often long and fees are set by law. While probate can be expensive and lengthy, there are some instances when it can benefit your ultimate heirs or beneficiaries.
For example, if you die owning at least $100,000 or $25,000 in real estate, your estate will need to be “probated”. Without probate, property cannot be validly sold, transferred or accessed. This is generally true even if you died with a valid will.
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