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What is probate?
Probate is a public, judicial procedure during which the judge will apply the law to the facts of the case and sort out the affairs of either someone that has passed away or is otherwise unable to manage their own affairs.
Seems like everyone wants to avoid probate. Why?
How long will it take from start to finish?
How much will probate cost?
The bank said they won’t talk to me until I get "Letters" / "Letters Testamentary" / "Letters of Administration" / open an "Estate". What on earth are they talking about, and can you just shoot me a copy of whatever form I need to fill out?
Mom died without many assets. Do we really need to go through probate?
I’m worried a sibling or in-law may cause some problems. Can we prevent them from getting in the middle of all this?
Dad died years ago and the house is mine now. I just need to get it put into my name. Can you help?
I can’t find a loved one’s original Will. Help!
Mom named me as the Executor in her Will. What on Earth am I supposed to do?
I just finished sorting everything out after Mom died. It was a HUGE chore. How do I make sure my kids don’t have to go through the same headache?