What is Probate?
Probate is a mystery to most of the public. I think that we as attorneys don’t do a very good job educating the public about probate and its processes. In its most basic terms, Probate is nothing more than a court-supervised transfer of title of an asset. The goal is to take title out of a deceased person’s name and to put it into a living person’s name. Who the recipient may be of a deceased person’s asset depends upon whether or not that deceased person left instructions in a Will identifying the recipient or, if no Will was found, which statutes apply identifying the recipient by default. [Read more…]