Probate

A person can die testate (with a Will) or intestate (without a Will). An Executor/Executrix is a person who is named in a Will to oversee an Estate.  An Administrator is an heir-at-law that can come in and qualify to oversee the Estate when there is no Will.

Fees:

  • State tax – $1.00 per $1000 of total estate value
  • Record Will- $16.00
  • Record List of Heirs- $16.00
  • Real Estate transfer fee- $1.00

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If a person dies testate (with a Will), the person named in the Will as Executor/Executrix to probate (put to record) must provide to the Clerk:

  1. The original Will
  2. A certified copy of the death certificate
  3. The List of Heirs: names, addresses, and ages
  4. The total value of the decedent’s personal estate (bank accounts, vehicles, CD’s, bonds, money market accounts, life insurance policies, etc. that are only in the decedent’s name and there are no beneficiaries or POD’s(payable on death))
  5. The total value of the decedent’s real estate (real property that is just in the decedent’s name).

If a person dies intestate (without a Will), the heir-at-law must provide to the Clerk:

  1. A certified copy of the death certificate
  2. The List of Heirs: names, addresses, and ages
  3. The total value of the decedent’s personal estate (bank accounts, vehicles, CD’s, bonds, money market accounts, life insurance policies, etc. that are only in the decedent’s name and there are no beneficiaries or POD’s(payable on death))
  4. The total value of the decedent’s real estate (real property that is just in the decedent’s name).