Glossary & Frequently Asked Questions About Probate Issues

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Glossary of Important Probate Terminology 


How does the probate process work?

How long does probate usually take to complete?

Why is probate actually required?

Is it necessary for all of the decedent’s property to go through probate?

How much does probate cost?

If there is a really small estate, is probate still necessary?

What goes on in the probate of an uncontested will?

Where is Probate handled?

Can I handle probate without a lawyer?

Definition and Duties of the Personal Representative / Executor / Executrix