Glossary Of Common Probate Terms
The intent of this glossary is to provide individuals going through probate with a general understanding of terms commonly used in Probate Law and their application. The definitions within this document are not comprehensive and are not intended to serve as a substitute for independent research of the law or for a probate attorney. We have however, reviewed the terms and we have worked with members of the law to check and review our content to provide you with the best and most up to date information. We believe that probate can be confusing and understanding the different terms is very important to navigate the process.
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- Order to Show Cause An order to show cause is a binding legal document that compels the individual to appear before it at an appointed date and time. If the individual fails or refuses, penalties may be imposed by way of fines or incarceration depending on their(...) Read More