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What are the Steps Involved with the Probate Process?
Probate is the process involved in passing a deceased person’s property to their heirs or beneficiaries named in the decedent’s will.  The court process differs from state to state.  Generally, the following steps are included: Filing the will and petition with the probate court appointing an executor or personal representative. You will need to find out everything the deceased owned so you can file an Inventory (list) with the court. Any bills or bequests should be paid from a...

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Probate is the legal process through which a person's assets are transferred after their death. The procedure is supervised by a court of law and designed to protect anyone with a legal interest in the deceased person's estate. Probate is used to distribute a decedent's assets not only to beneficiaries, but also to creditors and taxing authorities. The estate lawyers of Elder Law Center of Wisconsin are versed in all areas of probate, wills, estate planning, and trusts and can...

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