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What is Probate?

Posted by Chad Seiter | Nov 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Probate is the court process to enable a court-appointed fiduciary to collect assets, identify beneficiaries, identify creditors, pay creditors, and then distribute net estate assets.

Probate is usually necessary only when a person dies having had sole ownership of an asset without a beneficiary designation. Examples of such assets might include a vehicle, a bank account, or a house.

Court-appointed fiduciaries are sworn in by the judge to manage the estate. Both executors and administrators are considered court-appointed fiduciaries. An executor is typically nominated within a deceased person's Last Will and Testament. When someone dies without a valid Last Will and Testament, the judge will typically appoint an administrator to manage the estate.

To learn more about the probate administration process, please call Darpel Elder Law today.

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