A probate estate is the portion of a deceased person's estate that passes to her heirs pursuant to statute, says LegalMatch. The property included in a probate estate varies by state. More » Government & Politics Law

A probate estate is the total of all assets owned by a person at the time of his death as stipulated in his will. A probate court must prove a will is genuine through a process called probate administration, as explained... More » Business & Finance Financial Planning

LegalZoom states that a petition to probate an estate can normally be filed with a standard form provided by the probate court. These standardized forms typically contain places to list the name of the executor, the dece... More » Government & Politics Law
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