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Probate (noun):  The process of proving in court that the will of a person who has died is valid is called Probate and involved proving before a competent judicial authority that a document offered for official recognition and registration as the last will and testament of a deceased person is genuine. Not all wills must go through probate in California. See our infographic to help you determine if your loved one’s estate must go through probate.

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