Wills and Probate

Probate is the process of locating and determining the value of the assets owned in the name of a deceased person, paying that person’s bills and estate taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to his or her heirs. Each state has laws that will determine how probate is followed in that state. These laws vary from state to state but involve appointing a representative, identifying creditors, filing tax returns, paying estate taxes and paying beneficiaries.

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