Do I need to probate a simple Will?

It is straight forward.

Asked on July 14, 2015 under Estate Planning, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

All wills need to be probated, simple or complicated. Probate is the process of court approval of and recognition of the wills; without probate, the will's transfer of assets to heirs is ineffective. It's like filing the simple Form 1040 EZ for taxes--regardless of how simple it is, you still need to go through the process to comply with the law.

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