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WHAT DOES PROBATE A WILL MEAN ?

 IS IT NECESSARY TO PROBATE A WILL?

Probate is the legal process whereby a probate court judge declares your last will and testament to be valid and confirms that the executor you appointed has the legal authority to distribute your estate to your beneficiaries and heirs.

 

The court can resolve possible confusion between multiple documents, and deal with any concerns regarding the legitimacy of a document.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN

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Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It involves proving to a probate court that your will is valid (usually a routine matter) identifying and inventorying the your person's property. having the property appraised.

 

What Is the Purpose of Probate? Probate is the judicial process by which a decedent's estate is valued, beneficiaries are determined, an executor in charge of estate distribution is declared, and the estate is legally transferred to the determined beneficiaries. An estate can be brought to the Probate Court in 4 ways.

The Executor must collect up everything you own, keep it safe and secure until everything has been collected, and then pass these possessions and financial assets to your beneficiaries after paying all debts and taxes.

Ontario Probate Procedure

There is a detailed outline of the process for obtaining a Certificate of Probate at https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/estates/how_to_apply_for_probate.php

This is an Ontario AG site, but the details will generally apply in the other provinces as well

HAVE YOU BEEN APPOINTED AS EXECUTOR OF A WILL?

If you are named as an executor in someone's will you have to apply for probate?

A probate certificate is a legal document issued by the court which gives you the authority to share out the estate of the person who has died according to the instructions in the will.

You do not always need probate to be able to deal with the estate.

 It is best to check the requirements with a probate lawyer or a wills and estates lawyer. CanLaw can help you find one at no charge. Click here >>>.

HOW MUCH DOES PROBATE COST?

Probate fees vary from province to provide. and are generally charged on a sliding scale based on the value of the estate,

AS A ROUGH GUIDE: If for example,  your estate is worth $250,000. probable fees would run around 15%

How to probate a will. An executor you appoint in your will can probate your will in probate court.

How much does probate cost?

There is no magic in  writing a will, or probate or an executor.

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WILL MY WILL BE PROBATED?

 

Probably, in practice most estates end up going through the probate process, but not all wills have to be probated.

The need to probate a will  depends on various factors such as

  • the complexity of the estate
  • the amount and nature of assets
  • the number and nature of beneficiaries
  • the need to confirm the will is legal and valid
  • any disputes about the will

If there is any possibility that the legality of the Will is in question then the will should be probated.

CanLaw Last Will and Testament forms are legal, binding and valid for your will, estate planning, living trust in all provinces and territories in Canada.

 

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Probate is a procedure to ask the court to

give a person the authority to act as the estate trustee of an estate; and/or confirm the authority of a person named as the estate trustee in the deceased’s will and to formally approve that the deceased’s will is their valid last will

 

WHAT DOES PROBATE A WILL MEAN? How to get a probate certificate How much does probate cost? The executor you appoint in your will can probate your will in probate court. It is smart estate planning

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