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Ancillary probate: what does it mean?

Ancillary probate is a probate process that is necessary when a deceased real estate or personal property owner has property in other states. The regulations of the state(s) where the property is located will typically determine what will happen with the property when...

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How does probate work?

The survivors or any interested property (such as a creditor) may open an estate to deal with various administrative issues when someone passes away. Such actions may occur whether the deceased had a will or died without one. Either way, matters related to settling...

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Probate and real estate

Probate in California is one of the legal processes that can allow people to purchase real estate. It is the means by which the court system auctions off real estate that was left behind by people who pass away without a will. Probate is also a way for executors or...

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