The term "probate" is the initial phase of the legal process where the will of the deceased is reviewed for validation, afterwards the distribution of the deceased's estate. The court's administering of the deceased's estate is also called probate. The worth of the deceased's properties and assets all depend on the current market standing of a certain currency.
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Once a probate case has been opened, an Executor of the will should proceed to collect all the assets left behind, pay all liabilities owed, and then finally distribute assets of the estate to the beneficiaries as listed on the will. If there is no specification of assets to be received by the beneficiaries the distribution can be decided by the executor equally.
As it is often seen in movies and television dramas it is in the distribution process of a probate case that families ties are torn apart especially if the value of the estate has increased in worth as determined by the value of the currency at the time.
This is not necessarily an exaggeration as some assets left behind by a deceased who had made smart investments may be worth Millions of US Dollars.
Due Process for Probate Cases
As one can expect, probate cases can be messy ordeals. That is why instead of leaving loved ones with this kind of experience, it is strongly recommended that a person create a will and speak to a lawyer to manage the distribution of assets.
This can prove to be costly as the court and lawyers involved collect fees for the services rendered during the probate process. There will also be legal and tax fees that will be collected from the estate of the deceased but this will be a small price to pay compared to having family members fight over one's assets.
Once a probate case has been opened in court, the property of the deceased will be collected and inventoried, the worth of the property is assessed according to the value of the currency of the market at the time.
It is not uncommon in a probate proceeding to have a party that will challenge the validity of a will, or the status of the executor/ personal representative, and even the paternity of the beneficiaries. This usually occurs when the assets being divided are of a large sum of money due to the market standing of the deceased's estate. As the will and beneficiaries are being challenged the court will issue proceedings to test the validity of the will and a DNA testing is issued to heirs whose identities' are being questioned.
A probate case is a long and arduous process, but it should be done as carefully as possible so as to respect the wishes of the deceased and to be able to properly distribute the deceased's assets to provide for his or her loved ones.