Is probate necessary when there are little to no assets but debt left?

The surviving spouse is named executor and only heir.

Asked on October 19, 2014 under Estate Planning, Missouri


Christine Socrates / Christine Sabio Socrates, Atty at Law

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

This question is difficult to answer without additional information.  If you could provide additional information, I would be happy to answer your question.  For example, what assets are in the estate and how are they titled, what are the types and amounts of debt, is there a potential wrongful death or other litigation involved?  

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