Probate is the legal process through which a court makes sure that your property is distributed to your beneficiaries. Probate takes place in the court of the city or county where you had your legal home. Only certain types of property -called probate property – must go through probate. In most jurisdictions the probate process can be completed in a few weeks. In some cases. it may take many months.
To obtain Probate an Application must be made to the Superior Court. There is a fee to filing an Application for Probate which must be paid upfront. This fee is calculated on the value of the deceased’s estate on the date of death. This Probate Fee Calculator will assist you in determining how much in fees must be paid to start the Application.
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