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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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Probate applies to real property in other states as well, which means any vacation or investment property owned outside of Washington may require a separate probate in that state, adding to the administrative burden and expense of your estate.
Kreeger said the Probate E-filing Work Group, which she appointed as a subcommittee of the technology commission, met for two days the last week of August.
Their purpose is to update the data elements and the functional standards for probate e-filing," Kreeger said.
What we are trying to do is get the work on the portal bid up and working and also set standards for probate filing for those clerks who have packages up and running.
Even before the book is in print, having read both Beliesiles' 1996 article that formed the core of the book and advance press coverage, Northwestern University law professor James Lindgren asks to see Bellesiles' probate database.
The archivists at the federal archives in East Point, Georgia, where Bellesiles told Lindgren he did most of the probate work, insist they never had the probate records.
Scholars examining the only set of probate records Bellesiles specifically cited, those for Providence, Rhode Island, find that nearly everything he says about them is mistaken.
The appointment of a substitute decision maker by the Probate is certainly the most restrictive intervention that could occur as a result of an overreaction by both medical and rehabilitation professionals.
Further, instrument developers must be familiar with current probate laws so that the utility of such measures can be of value to judges who need to make important decisions regarding the person's rights to chose their own care and treatment.
Elderly wards and their legal guardians: Analysis of county probate records in Ohio and Washington.
At the ensuing inquiry the Sutton elders told the probate judge they would prefer to remain in Florida, but that they would emigrate rather than become slaves of their uncle.
Over the next seventeen months Judge of Probate William Crabtree supervised two additional investigations by prominent slaveholders with ties to the Spanish era.