Probate

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Probate

Probate is a judicial process to settle the final affairs of a decedent, including the distribution of assets left by a deceased person’s will.  Assets are anything a person owns with value, such as real and personal property and cash, for instance.  The process could take months or years, and can become very expensive with attorney fees being based on a total percentage of the value of the estate, and an equal fee due to the personal representative.