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In New York State, probate is a process by which a decedents Last Will and Testament is presented to a court in order that the court may establish its validity. One of the goals of the probate... more
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A will and its requirements. A will is a person's expressed intention of what should be done with his/her property after that person dies. It must be in writing, signed by the person creating the... more
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How Much Does Probate Cost?. California Probate Code section 10810 sets the maximum statutory fees that attorneys can charge for a probate. Higher fees can be ordered by a court for more complicated... more
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The Need for a Probate A probate is not necessary in all cases. Whether a probate is needed depends on the circumstances in a particular case. It is not possible to predict prior to a decedent's... more
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Death Certificate. The Death Certificate contains much of the information (i.e., complete name of the decedent, social security no., last address, date and time of death, etc.) the attorney will... more
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Will Substitutes. Will substitutes are various vehicles which allow the transfer of the decedent's property to others without the use of a will, thereby avoiding probate. Such vehicles include:... more
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