If your loved one passed away with no estate plan or a Will
A Will guarantees death probate. The probate court will take over at the time of death to make sure debts are paid, assets are distributed to heirs, and any loose ends are taken care of. All property that is controlled by the Will must go through the probate court. It is a demanding and challenging job, with many deadlines to be met, most of which are within nine months of the person’s death, the mourning period for the family.
Depending on the size of the estate, the complexity of the estate plan and the nature and extent of the assets involved, there may be additional demands placed on the executor.
If your loved one created a Living Trust
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