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Probate Definition

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Updated April 02, 2008

Definition: Probate is a legal process that takes place after someones death. It usually involves proving that the deceased's will is valid, identifying the deceased person's property and having it appraised, paying outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing the property per the will or state law.
Examples:
After Grandma's death, her estate spent nearly one year in probate court.

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