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Probate is the court system process by which the distribution outlined in a will is court-monitored to happen as directed. Sometimes the will should have been changed but was not or the law allows a distribution not outlined in the will. If there is no will the estate will be distributed according to state laws of distribution.

  • Defining Terms used in Probate and Wills

    A will is a document that directs the distribution of a person’s property after he or she dies. It is “admitted to probate” after death in order for the probate court to oversee the distribution in an orderly fashion that can be relied upon by others to establish property rights. A person who dies with…
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