What is the difference between a Will and probate?

If I am getting money from someone, is it possible to get money from both places?

Asked on June 6, 2012 under Estate Planning, Oregon


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A Will is the written instrument by which a person makes a disposition of property to take effect after death. 

Probate is the process of proving the validity of the Will.

You can receive an inheritance of money from the Will and you can receive money from another source.

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