The court cannot begin a probate matter unless it is petitioned to do so. After the death of the estate, the court must be informed by the chosen executor in order to get the right and authority to administer the estate. If you are the heir to an estate that may be probated, it’s important to make sure the court gets petitioned in a timely manner so that probate proceedings can start.
In this article, we’ll go over the different steps involved in petitioning the court for probate.
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Importance of a petition to the court to open a probate
The estates cannot be shared unless the probate court approves of the executor chosen or not chosen by the deceased. If the appointed executor carries on with the distribution without the notice of the court, he will face judicial penalties.
The petition notifies the court that the willer is dead and that the administration is about to begin. The court approves of the process and follows it through till the end. It is important to file this petition.
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Timeline of the petition to open a probate
Many beneficiaries don’t know the procedure for probate so they wait for years after the death of the willer to reach out to an attorney seeking the administration.
Other than this, the timeline for administration should not take longer than three months and no shorter than one week. Once the probate is open, the administration can take a few more weeks or more.
How a petition to open a probate works
The executor is bound with the duty of filing for probate administration to the court. In this process, he will submit several letters requesting permission from the court to begin the estate distribution process.
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