Probate is a court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid
or invalid. This generally includes all matters and proceedings
under the probate statutes pertaining to the administration of
estates, guardianships and other personal and estate matters. These
proceedings involve the appointment or designation of an executor,
who under the supervision of the probate court, collects, manages,
maintains and distributes the assets of an estate after payment of
attorney fees, claims, costs, court fees and other probate expenses.
Is This Kit Valid In All States?
This kit can be used in all states. However, the probate court
forms, which are based on the Uniform Probate Code, have been
adopted only in some states. Therefore, you will need to obtain a
copy of your state probate statutes and a copy of your state and
local court rules to obtain forms for use in any particular court.
The clerk of your local probate court can tell you how and where to
obtain copies of the appropriate court rules, statutes and forms.
What Does This Kit Contain?
This kit contains "fill-in-the-blank" probate court forms which are
based on the Uniform Probate Code. The Kit also discusses the
the definition of probate terms
the administration of an estate
whether or not you need an attorney
duties and responsibilities of the executor
probate proceedings step-by-step
...and much more!