|What is "Probate"?
Probate is a court
procedure by which a will is proved to be valid
or invalid. This generally includes all matters
and proceedings under the probate statutes
pertaining to the administration of estates,
guardianships and other personal and estate
matters. These proceedings involve the
appointment or designation of an executor, who
under the supervision of the probate court,
collects, manages, maintains and distributes the
assets of an estate after payment of attorney
fees, claims, costs, court fees and other probate
this kit valid in all states?
can be used in all states. However, the probate
court forms, which are based on the Uniform
Probate Code, have been adopted only in some
states. Therefore, you will need to obtain a copy
of your state probate statutes and a copy of your
state and local court rules to obtain forms for
use in any particular court. The clerk of your
local probate court can tell you how and where to
obtain copies of the appropriate court rules,
statutes and forms.
does this kit contain?
contains "fill-in-the-blank" probate
court forms which are based on the Uniform
Probate Code. The Kit also discusses the
definition of probate terms
* probate laws
* the administration of an estate
* whether or not you need an attorney
* duties and responsibilities of the executor
* probate proceedings step-by-step
* and much more!
Kit: Forms & instructions.