What is Probate?


Probate is the legal process for the transfer of assets--houses, cars, stocks, bonds, boats, etc.from the deceased person's name to his or her estate so they can be sold or distributed to the heirs.

Probate is a process that can take 9 to 18 months on average and takes place in the county of the decedent's residence.  It validates the terms of a will (if there is one), pays legitimate creditors, and distributes remaining assets.

Probate can be a difficult process... emotionally and financially, but doesn't need to be when the right team is in place.  The real estate agent is an important member of the team and needs to work with all involved parties...executors or administrators, heirs, attorneys, the court as well as buyers, lenders and title companies.  This takes experience, knowledge and empathy!

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