When is Probate necessary?
Probate is necessary (typically) only when a person dies having had sole ownership of an asset without a beneficiary designation (examples: vehicle, savings account, etc.)
If I'm already someone's Power of Attorney, don't I already have the authority to do these things?
No - a Power of Attorney is no longer valid when someone passes away. You must get court authority to handle their affairs.
What is required of an Executor?
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