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How the Probate Process Unfolds

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The probate process is something that sounds daunting, especially to folks who’ve never dealt with it before. It’s critical to remember, however, that probate is generally a fairly straightforward process and one that’s designed to protect your rights. Take a look at what you can expect as the process moves ahead. 1. Naming an Executor Someone will need to be in charge of the process. This usually calls for petitioning the court to be named the executor—some states call them the personal representative—and then providing supporting paperwork, such as a death certificate.…

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