The probate process varies from state to state, but generally refers to the court-supervised process in which a deceased person's assets are gathered and distributed to creditors and inheritors, states LegalZoom. Some st... More » Government & Politics Law

To start the probate process, someone acting on behalf of the deceased, usually the executor of the will, comes forward with the will. The probate process is initiated in the probate court in the county of the decedent’s... More » Government & Politics Law

Executors named in wills need to apply for a grant of probate with a Supreme Court registry office except in certain specific circumstances, explains the B.C. Ministry of Justice. Applying for probate is complicated, inv... More » Government & Politics Law
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The probate process takes place when courts supervise the gathering of a deceased individual's assets and subsequent distribution of those properties to inheritors and creditors. Although the deceased's will may have nam... More » Government & Politics Law

While a last will distributes property to beneficiaries and outlines last wishes and who gets custody of children, a living trust does so without probate in court, expediting the process of property distribution, states ... More » Government & Politics Law

A probate document is any legal document involved in the probate process, in which the validity of a deceased person's will is determined and the property is distributed to beneficiaries. These documents are filed with t... More » Government & Politics Law

The probate forms needed vary from state to state, but the process usually begins by filing a request for probate in the appropriate court, reports Nolo. Applicants need the original wills and death certificates when fil... More » Government & Politics Law