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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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Officials from the court system and clerks of courts have been meeting over the summer and said they have agreed the best place to start with e-filing is with probate courts.
"With probate going first, it's the smallest division of the court.
One of the 40 counties from which Bellesiles said he drew data on gun ownership was San Francisco, where he claimed to have examined 1850s probates at the Superior Court.
Oddly, the reply refers to only 12 probates from San Francisco, in contrast to the "few hundred" he claimed to have examined when Seckora interviewed him.
Receipts in his 1837 probate file record that Bella and Sally each paid $50 to complete payments, entitling them to freedom.
In the late 1840s, slave prices as recorded in newspaper ads, evaluations of estates in probate, and prices paid at auctions began to show significant increases.
Bellesiles' main proof for the absence of firearms is his analysis of more than 11,000 probate inventories from 1765 through 1859.
In the current case, a person domiciled in Florida but also owning land in Georgia passed away, and the decedent's estate went through probate. At first, the Florida probate court directed the estate's representative in Florida to distribute the decedent's Georgia real estate, but one of the beneficiaries appealed the order, arguing that the Florida probate court lacked jurisdiction to dispose of the Georgia real estate.
As the Florida example indicates, having property in multiple states can lead to multiple probate proceedings.
It seemed logical to write to the "Probate Registry of Wales", but I now think that the agency should be disbanded as unfit for purpose - serving no purpose, useful or otherwise.
My letter was returned to me with an anonymous slip advising me: "to obtain the probate application forms either contact the Inland Revenue on 0845 3020 9200, or download the forms on "" (unfortunately we no longer stock the forms)".
But even if you own less than $2 million in assets, a separate issue is probate court.
However, heirs may not benefit from ownership until the estate, including the business assets, passes through probate. If your heirs wanted to sell the business, make any major changes to it, or receive dividends, they may be prevented from doing so until it passes through probate.
Although the term "mental incapacity" and "mental incompetency" are used interchangeably, there is a movement in the literature as well as the revised state probate codes to use the term "mental incapacity" so as to avoid the stigma of the person being referred to as "mentally incompetent".
These include the: (a) petitioner and their attorney, (b) probate judge, (c) physician or psychiatrist hired by the petitioner, (d) person who allegedly lacks the mental capacity for decision making (respondent), and (e) family member(s) of the respondent.