Probating Your Will Before You Die

State laws vary regarding when custodians should submit a decedent’s Will with their local court of probate. The majority of states permit testators or Will drafters to file their Wills with their local court of probate prior to they pass away. This way, Will drafters can avoid prospective confusion as to where they kept their Wills.

Although most state laws do not require you to probate your Will while you are still alive, doing so might be a prudent strategy. By submitting your Will with the county clerk’s office, you do not have to worry about securing your Will or keeping in mind where you stored it. After you file your Will, absolutely nothing occurs till your death.
After your death, someone confesses it to probate by alerting the clerk’s workplace of your death. If you later choose to withdraw your existing Will and develop a brand-new one, you should make sure you file your brand-new Will with the county clerk. If you stop working to submit the brand-new Will, make certain your new Will effectively withdraws your existing Will. You might likewise need to probate your Will with more than one state if you reside in one state however own property in other states. In this case, the local 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 office regarding the steps you should take in probating your Will and whether you require to probate your Will in other states.