What are the steps/process list of probating a will and at what point does the heirs of the will get notified?

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What are the steps/process list of probating a will and at what point does the heirs of the will get notified?

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  1. Pierson W. Backes

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    Answered . If you are not represented by a lawyer, you will typically begin probate by going to the Surrogate's Office of the county in which the decedent lived. In Essex County, the Surrogate's Office can be reached at 973-621-4900 . The beneficiaries in the Will should be sent a document called a "Notice of Probate" and offered or provided with a copy of the Will.

  2. Brad Michael Micklin

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    Answered . Here is a link to a blog article that outlines the process for you: http://info.njdivorceattorney.net/blog/bid/1787...

    This information is based upon the limited facts you presented. My advice Is based on New Jersey law and may be... more
  3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

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    Answered . You will have to file a petition to start the probate process.
    A lot will depend on the size of the estate.
    The heirs will all receive a copy of the will.
    It is best to hire an attorney to assist and advise forthe process.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of... more

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