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                <p> Place of Probate Courts</p><p>The function of the
Probate Court is to oversee assets of the deceased and correctly submit
in writing the proceeding during disbursal . The court holds one of two
hearings to determine the distribution of any assets and it can be civil
in front of a registrar or a judge.</p><p>The probate has many steps to
follow for the appropriate proceedings to be implemented and the estate
property divided. A notice with a time limit, known as a legal
advertisement, has to be run for four weeks in the county legal newspaper
where the deceased lived. The probate court then takes into contemplation
the terms of either a will or of the heirs overall. They decide who is
going to be the executor of the estate and make sure that the will is
legal. Depending on the case, a bond may be issued to the executor to
ensure that the property is handed out according to law. The attorney
sees that all of the debt is paid and a list is drawn up of all of the
assets. Then, legally the property or values are turned over to the
heirs. </p><p>A common belief is that a will ensures that the
beneficiaries can bypass probate court. This is not always true as the
value of the property comes into consideration as well as the additional
names on the property need to be handled through probate. The length of
this process varies and finalizes when all legal assets are distributed
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<p>Having A Will and a Probate Attorney is Useful </p><p>With everyone in
today's society being busy with day to day activities, having a living
will or seeing a probate attorney is usually not very high up on your to-
do list. The fact is that no one lives forever and not having a will
drawn up before you become sick is the easiest way to pass stressors onto
spouses or relatives in the event of death.</p><p>When a loved one passes
away, the will is sorted through the probate court and the executor
placed in charge of the assets of the deceased. There are many reasons
that are beneficial for a living will to be drawn up, so that the family
can sort these things out easily during their time of mourning
.</p><p>Researching a excellent attorney or using the probate office of
the state in your county is the best way to do this legally. The probate
knows what to document and how to word everything so that the desires of
the assets are handled correctly. Personal research is necessary, as you
want an attorney who is strong with communication so that if a problem
arises any time with management, branch, or terms you will be notified in
a timely manner. </p><p>You do not want the distribution of assets to be
a frustration on those who are here after you. There are numerous stories
of people not completing or updating living wills as often as they need
to and these wind up being contested in some way, making it tough on
everyone involved.</p><p>When writing a will you should do it yourself,
and make it official through the probate court. You must show division of
the assets and clarify that all previous wills are no longer usable. You
must list your heirs with full names, sign the will and have at least two
witnesses in order for it to be valid.<br></p>                <!--
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