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Do I Have to Probate Every Estate?

Probate typically takes around six to nine months for the estate to be open, assets to be transferred, and estate to be closed, and sometimes even longer for more complex estates. If you are a personal representative, you may be asking, do I really have to probate this estate?

Not every estate needs to be probated. The purpose of probate is to transfer the legal title of assets from the deceased individual's name into the heir or beneficiary's name. However, some individuals who have planned their estate in advance may have named a beneficiary to the asset. This typically allows for the asset to be transferred without the need for court intervention.

Whether you are a personal representative who is unsure if assets need to be probated, or an individual looking to engage in an estate plan to prevent assets from entering probate, call our office today for a consultation.

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