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

The probate process begins by filing a request to probate in the appropriate court of the county the deceased was living at the time of his death, says Nolo. The original will and a death certificate must accompany the r... More » Government & Politics Law

Letters testamentary is a document issued by a probate court to the executor of the estate of a deceased person, according to Nolo. This document authorizes the executor to settle the estate as outlined in the person's w... 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