The Probate of a Will
In legal terms, probate is the legal process by which a will is validated by the court as the last will of a deceased testator. In simple terms, probate means a copy of certification from the court or competent jurisdiction that a will can be transferred to a beneficiary of the will.
Benefits Of A Probate Will
- It helps protect small estates.
- It gives direction to cases where there is no will in place so that the right beneficiary gets the testator’s inheritance.
- The probate process is beneficial to those who want to publicize the distribution of the will.
- Probate gives you the chance to close out all creditors to the estate within a 90-day period.
- It can be used as a tool to challenge a creditor’s claim in a court of law if you think that the creditor has falsely made a claim.
- Probate offers the court the opportunity to handle a disputed will.
- Probate of a Will establishes the authenticity of a will after the death of the testator and shows the executors and legal heirs to the content of the wil
What Are The Documents Required For A Probate?
- A copy of the will, if one was created.
- The municipal death certificate of the testator.
- A letter stating that the testator was of sound mind when preparing the final will.
- Proof that the will has been executed by the testator