Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen

Probate

Probate is generally required of assets that are titled in an individual’s name.  An estate that is probated without any type of will or trust is usually distributed via instructions in the law called intestate succession.  An estate may also be probated according to instructions contained within a will.   A personal representative is appointed to represent the decedent.   This  person acts on behalf of  the estate during a period in which the court administers the estate and ultimately distributes the assets.

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