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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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Before your estate can go to your children, probate court has to determine and settle your debts, establish clear title to everything you own, and then distribute the estate according to your will or to the intestate succession statutes in your state.
Financial planners often inform clients that jointly owned property will pass free from probate.
The 19-year-old, from Boldon, spotted the advert for a probate secretary at Mincoffs, in the Chronicle, while studying for an NVQ 2 in Business Administration through the Chamber of Commerce.
The Tax Court found that the R trust instrument provided for payment of estate taxes and legal costs if the residuary probate estate was insufficient, and that the estate taxes and legal costs should be paid out of R assets that otherwise would go to M.
After his death in 2004, the Trustee petitioned the Frankfurt Trial Court, Probate Division, for a Testamentsvollstreckerzeugnis (a certificate allowing execution on assets, apparently like a "Letter of Administration" in U.
Anderson Publishing (Cincinnati, OH) has published "2005 Ohio Probate and Practice and Procedure," a two-volume set with CD that is a guide to the state's probate, law and procedure.
He is a member of the American and NJ State Bar Association sections on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; he has been a member of the Bergen County Estate Planning Council since 1972 and is a past President of the Council.
For an individual trustee, this can be accomplished by delegating the responsibility to a professional under Probate Code Sec.
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.
CARDIFF solicitors Robertsons has appointmented a new head of department for the probate team.
You will recall that the Government ditched a controversial new probate fees regime due to come into force last May.
Royal London undertook the nationwide research as part of its investigation into the probate process in Ireland.