Surviving Financial Crises

Death of a Spouse

What is probate court?

It is where the county administers an estate in the name of one person. Depending on the size of your estate, it can be classified as a “small estate,” and can be adjudicated by yourself, without an attorney, depending on where you live. Larger, more complex estates require more assistance, which an attorney can provide. A probate judge or clerk will then decide how the estate should be divided.


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