Probate Law

By: Appleby Healy Attorneys at Law, P.C.  05/26/2015
Keywords: Probate, Probate Law, Probate Attorney

Probate is a legal document. Receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will. A probate court (surrogate court) decides the legal validity of a testator‘s will and grants its approval by granting probate to the executor. The probated will becomes a legal document that may be enforced by the executor in the law-courts if necessary. A probate also officially appoints the executor (or personal representative), generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator’s assets in the manner specified in the testator’s will. However,through the probate process a will may be contested.

Keywords: Probate, Probate Attorney, Probate Law

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