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Probate; Probate Court


Term Definition Probate; Probate Court - the legal process of administrating decedentís estate and the court where it happens.
Application in Divorce Probate courts have general jurisdiction over the settlement of wills, the appointment of guardians for minors and incompetents and trustees to care for and control their property.

A probate process generally involves collection of assets, payment of liabilities and taxes, and the distribution of property to the heirs.

In some jurisdictions, probate court is called orphan’s court.

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