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Synonyms for probate

a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate

the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents)

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Mr Charles added: "Our own experience in delays in settling customer claims is the probate process is at best protracted, and at worst broken.
The probate process is one area which we can get involved in with, considering all options available, not just the obvious ones.
28) 29 The probate process commences when the letters testamentary are filed "[i]n the county in which the domicile of the deceased is situated.
They will be able to investigate the circumstances and they then can submit a 'caveat' (a warning) to the Probate Registry - that's a notice that places the probate process (the right to deal with the estate) on hold.
This provides practical guidelines and recommended best practice at all key stages of the wills and probate process.
Launched earlier this month, it aims to provide reassurance to those looking for legal advice and assistance in either writing a will or validating inheritance through the probate process.
Memos often are used to keep certain items out of public knowledge in the probate process.
However, if there is a prospect of having wills in more than one jurisdiction there is an alternative: with careful planning, assets can be restructured so they are excluded from your personal estate and pass outside your will, avoiding the whole probate process, and allowing you to continue to retain control of and enjoy the benefit of those assets throughout your life.
The primary purpose of transferring your assets into a revocable trust is to avoid the expense, time and publicity of the probate process.
In our great nation, the laws say you can't own anything when you are no longer living, and therefore the probate process is the court-supervised method we utilize to transfer assets to the proper beneficiaries.
The empty homes figure includes, among others, people going through the probate process, something anyone who has been through will tell you can take much longer than six months
The probate process generally takes six months, but in exceptional cases may take longer.
He explains the role of the personal representative or trustee and their selection, the probate process, trusts and types, understanding the grief process, involving professionals, preparing for a death and afterward, administering the estate or trust, tax considerations and filing requirements, trust investing, and terminating a trustee's responsibilities.
Banks are duty bound to protect the assets of the deceased and freeze their cash until the Probate process is complete - which can take up to a year.