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December 28, 2009

Probate Proceeding

Probate proceeding refers to the process used to settle estates of people who have died. Probate is required within all 50 states and governed by the Uniform Probate Code. Each state handles probate differently and many have significantly altered UPC regulations. Estate administrators typically require services of an attorney or estate planner to assist with settling probated estates.

Probate proceeding letters testamentary are provided to the estate executor giving evidence they have authority to manage the estate. Some states engage in court supervised probate and require executors to obtain approval for all aspects of estate management. Other states engage in court confirmation and grant unsupervised authority; allowing the estate executor to manage the estate without making multiple court appearances.

Real Estate Investing article on "Probate Proceeding"

November 04, 2009

Wills Probate

Wills probate refers to a legal last will and testament executed by a person who had died. During probate, the last will must be validated and the estate settled before inheritance assets can be distributed to designated heirs.

An estate administrator is appointed in wills probate. This individual can be a spouse, family member, friend, attorney, estate planner or financial expert that specializes in handling probate cases.

Real Estate Investing article on "Wills Probate"