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probate

(prō`bāt), in law, the certification by a court that a willwill,
in law, document expressing the wishes of a person (known as a testator) concerning the disposition of her property after her death. If a person dies intestate, i.e.
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 is valid. Probate, which is governed by various statutes in the several states of the United States, is required before the will can take effect. The procedure requires that notification of a hearing be given to all persons who may possibly inherit the deceased's property. Lost wills and oral wills may also be probated in some states if proof of due execution is furnished. If the will is certified, the court will issue letters testamentary authorizing the executorsexecutors and administrators.
An executor is the person designated in the will of a deceased person to carry out the provisions of the will. An administrator is the person appointed by a probate court to perform the identical functions if the will does not name any executors or
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 to carry out the will's provisions. The judge sitting on a probate court is ordinarily called a surrogate.

probate

1. the act or process of officially proving the authenticity and validity of a will
2. 
a. the official certificate stating a will to be genuine and conferring on the executors power to administer the estate
b. the probate copy of a will
3. (in the US) all matters within the jurisdiction of a probate court
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Part 55 covers the probate processes through the Courts and are complementary to the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry Rules.
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My letter was returned to me with an anonymous slip advising me: "to obtain the probate application forms either contact the Inland Revenue on 0845 3020 9200, or download the forms on "theprobateservice.
Where there is a will, the executor applies for a grant of probate from a section of the court known as the Probate Registry.
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Not because they hurt my feelings as an accountant, but because not having an estate plan or trust will cost their heirs a lot of money and time while waiting for the estate to go through probate.
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