What Does “Admitting a Will to Probate” Mean?

Probate is the process by which a court legally recognizes the death of an individual and provides authorization of the administration of the deceased’s estate. The first step to the probate process is filing an application for probate with the court. Then, within two weeks, have a hearing on the necessity to determine the validity of the Will and to open the administration. During the two-week period prior to the hearing, the court posts notice of the filed application thereby alerting anyone who wants to contest the administration or the Will.

After the expiration of the two-week period the hearing will be held in the probate court to recognize that the decedent has died, the applying Executor is qualified to serve as such, that the court has jurisdiction over the matter and that the Will left by the decedent was valid.

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