Do You Have to Probate an Estate?
Going through the probate process is not always necessary. If all of the decedent's assets other than miscellaneous personal property transferred outside of probate (examples include jointly owned real estate, life insurance proceeds and investment accounts with designated beneficiaries, joint bank accounts), there may be no need to go through the process.
Generally, a probate matter should be opened if it is necessary to:
Learn more here about how to initiate the probate process.
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