What is required for a Simple Informal Probate?
  • You must have the original will in your possession or know that there was no will.
  • The  estate must be uncontested.  All family members must be willing to  cooperate in the process and be in agreement on who shall serve as the  Personal Representative.
  • You must have contact information for all of the beneficiaries of the will.
Other Probate Proceedings
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other probate options such as:
  • Formal Probate
  • Order to Determine Heirs
  • Small Estate Affidavit

Probate does not have to be a time-consuming and complicated matter.  Most  estates can be effectively handled through a simple informal probate.

Probate  is necessary when there are assets in the decedent's name alone.  Probate requires the Personal Representative to submit the Will for approval with the district court.

The court will issue Letters Testamentary as evidence of the Personal Representative's authority to act on behalf of the estate.

The Personal Representative should publish a Notice to Creditors and make sure all the debts of the estate are paid prior to distributing the assets to the beneficiaries named in the Will.

Small estates can be administered through a Small Estate Affidavit which does not require court approval.

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