Answered 6 years ago|
Probate is latin for "to prove". It is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property to his or her beneficiaries or heirs after death. In other words, probate is simply passing title or determining “who gets what” when someone passes away, either by looking at the will, or if none exists, then under the state laws of intestacy.
The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com
and retain an attorney to represent you.