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Probate Overview

  1. Appointment of Representative by Court
    1. Petition for probate filed with the Court
    2. Notice of death published in newspaper
    3. Bond filed to insure faithful execution of duties by administrator
    4. Order for Probate issued by the Court
    5. Letters of Administration issued by the Court
  2. Proceedings after Appointment
    1. Identification, collection and management of assets by
    2. administrator
    3. Inventory and appraisal of assets by administrator (and probate referee) presented to Court
    4. Creditor’s claims filed against estate and resolved, if any
    5. Accounting of estate management transactions by administrator
    6. and petition to Court for final distribution
    7. Transfer of assets by Court order and discharge of administrator
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