Must a small estate be put through probate?

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Must a small estate be put through probate?

My grandpa just recently died and I’m executor of the Will. Also, I’m owner on his bank accounts. I have 2 other sisters and his wishes were to split everything 3 ways. There a few medical bills I need to pay and that is the only debt he had. Do I really need to go to probate court?

Asked on December 3, 2012 under Estate Planning, Ohio

Answers:

Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No. there is a procedure in California to expedite the distribution of a small estate. Obtain the services of probate lawyers and the lawyer fees should be pretty reasonable and you will be sure everything is done correctly.


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