15 04, 2016

What are the differences between “testate” and “intestate”?

Intestacy: when the decedent[1] passed away without a last will and testament.  This is known as dying intestate. Testacy: when the decedent passed away with a last will and testament.  This is known as dying testate. If the Decedent dies testate with a valid will but those named to be the personal representative[2] are unable […]

24 03, 2016

Please define the term probate | Probate Definition

Dictionary Definition Probate 1.       (a) :  the action or process of proving before a competent judicial authority that a document offered for official recognition and registration as the last will and testament of a deceased person is genuine (b) :  the judicial determination of the validity of a will 2.      :  the officially authenticated copy […]