Probate is thelegal process of administering a deceased person estate?the collection of everything they owned when they died ?which eventually ends when the deceased’s property is released to their rightful heirs and beneficiaries.
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What is probate and how does it work?
In easiest-to-understand terms, probate is simply the legal procedure your estate goes through after you pass away. During this legal proceeding, a court will start the process of distributing your estate to the proper heirs. Probate is always easier if you have a Will and/or Living Trust that clearly defines your wishes.
Is probate necessary for a decedent’s estate?
Whether or not probate is necessary for a decedent estate depends mostly on what assets are left behind and their total value. A number of assets don’t go through probate.
What is the next step in probate?
Once the probate estate has been opened with the probate court, the next step in probating the estate is to establish the date-of-death values for all of the decedent’s assets.
What is the process of Probate in California?
Probate is the court-supervised process of authenticating a last will and testament if the deceased made one. It includes locating and determining the value of the person’s assets, paying their final bills and taxes, and distributing the remainder of the estate to their rightful beneficiaries.