Handling the affairs of a probate estate is a complicated and time consuming responsibility.
The county probate office in which the decedent lived oversees the estate settlement process.
Many states require the named executor of the estate to hire a probate attorney.
County probate Intestate (decedent had no will)
Each state has different probate laws and procedures to administer a county probate will. These laws require strict compliance.
The estate executor must follow complicated accounting procedures and make proper disclosures to beneficiaries and the county probate court.
The estate executor is considered a fiduciary and has important legal responsibilities and duties.
County Probate Caution
Consult a qualified estate planning or probate attorney before selling or transferring any estate assets.