I would like to know once all the financial papers are sent to probate court then can the inheritance amount be relieved? So if it's not correct can you then protest the will after its in probate court?
After probate is granted (meaning that the will has been certified as genuine and valid), the executor takes control of the assets. Depending on the nature of the assets, this may be quick and easy or slow and complicated. Creditors may step forward for another seven months, and therefore the executor may hold off from paying out full bequests until then. There may also be other factors, such as the need to sell real estate, pay income taxes, and pay estate taxes, if due.
Good luck to you.
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