To settle an estate do I need to go through probate

Do I need to take an estate in probate

Asked on January 13, 2017 under Estate Planning, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You don't give much by way of details. Is there a Will or not? How large is the estate (if it's small there are expedited procedures in lieu of a formal porbate)? What are the assets (e.g. an IRA, life insursnce proceeds, etc. go directly to the named beneficiary and is not part of the estate).
Here are link to 2 sites that will explain further:
https://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/probate/go_through_probate_will.htm
https://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/wills/file-will.htm


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