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

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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Pierson W. Backes

Pierson W. Backes

Probate Attorney - Pennington, NJ
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.

Brad Michael Micklin

Brad Michael Micklin

Estate Planning Attorney - Nutley, NJ
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
Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Estate Planning Attorney - Largo, FL
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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