Self Help Documentation

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PROBATE

  • It is a legal process that proves or confirms the validity of the will. Determines the precise assets of the deceased person.
  • Identifies the persons to whom the assets are to pass. It takes place in the county where the decedent resided.
  • An administrator/administratrix ( male/female) is appointed if there is no designating executor/executrix.
  • Legal procedures vary considerably from state to state.
  • Decedent’s debts must be satisfied before any property can be disbursed to the devisees or heirs.
  • Taxes are paid first.
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