Probating Your Will Before You Die

State laws vary as to when custodians should submit a decedent’s Will with their local court of probate. A lot of states allow testators or Will drafters to submit their Wills with their local court of probate prior to they die. This method, Will drafters can avoid possible confusion regarding where they stored their Wills.

Most state laws do not need you to probate your Will while you are still alive, doing so might be a sensible course of action. By submitting your Will with the county clerk’s office, you do not have to stress about securing your Will or keeping in mind where you saved it. After you file your Will, nothing happens until your death.
After your death, somebody confesses it to probate by informing the clerk’s office of your death. If you later on choose to withdraw your existing Will and produce a new one, you must make sure you submit your brand-new Will with the county clerk. If you stop working to submit the new Will, ensure your new Will effectively revokes your existing Will. You might likewise need to probate your Will with more than one state if you live in one state but own property in other states. In this case, the regional court of probate in which you reside will not have jurisdiction over the property in other states.

You can talk with a Wills lawyer in our workplace relating to the steps you ought to take in probating your Will and whether you need to probate your Will in other states.