When Do I Start a Probate?
When Do I Start A Probate?
Probate can become necessary when your loved one has died, and there is a need to transfer something in their name to other people.
If it is not something with a designated beneficiary, like a bank account, and nothing is in writing about who it is going to, then it needs to go through probate.
Probate only starts once a person has passed away.
So the question is…
Do I need my deceased loved one’s signature to transfer property to whoever is supposed to get it?
Whether this is described in a Will or under intestacy laws (meaning that your loved one died without a will), you still need probate to transfer the property.
The right time to start probate is now because probate is not a quick process.
Probate usually takes many months and sometimes over a year to complete and transfer the property.
The right time to start probate is once you discover you need your deceased loved one’s signature, and there is no other way to transfer the property.
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