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The executor (or administrator) primary duty is to liquidate the estate’s assets and distribute
money to all beneficiaries named in the will or to distributees if there
was no will. There are ways to legally... Read More
After many years as a probate lawyer, here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
1. Can a copy of a WILL be probated?
Generally, only the original WILL may be probated. However, if it can be proven that
the original WILL was never revoked and was destroyed AFTER the death of the decedent,
only then could the copy be admitted to probate.
2. Where do you PROBATE an estate?
The estate must be PROBATED... Read More
Save time and money by being prepared when you make you initial appointment to see your estate attorney, to probate a family member's estate.
Here is what you must bring with you:
The original will, not a copy,
an Original death certificate with a raised seal,
A copy of the funeral bill, with a paid receipt
Addresses of all legatees named in the Will
... Read More
The executor (or administrator) primary duty is to
liquidate the estate’s assets and distribute money to all beneficiaries named
in the will or to distributees if there was no will.
There are ways to legally compel an executor to act:
1. If after a
reasonable time (6-9 months) you can demand that the executor provide an
accounting of all estate assets.
A common law spouse,
not legally married to the decedent cannot be appointed administrator.
and money by being prepared when you make you initial appointment to probate a
family member's estate. Here is what you must bring with you: