Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is Probate?

In today s discussion on basic estate planning questions, we re going to ask the vital question of what is probate. Probate is one of those areas of the law that, even though many people have heard about, few people have much direct knowledge of. To help better understand why probate is so essential to the estate planning process, we are going to take a look at some important questions about it and its impact on you and your estate plan. Basic Estate Planning Question. What is probate? When people ask “what is probate,” it s often because they have recently experienced the death of a close family member or loved one. Put simply, probate is the legal process that takes place after someone has died. Deceased people leave behind a number of questions and issues that need to be addressed, and the probate process is designed to bring resolution to each of these important matters in a fair and uniform way. Basic Estate Planning Question. What is probate law, or the probate code? Probate
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