Noun(1) a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate(2) the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements
Verb(1) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence(2) establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents
(1) No, I am worried about the law of probate at the moment.(2) Therefore, if you were to pass away unexpectedly, the business might get stuck in probate court.(3) I do not accept that a rate ascertained in that way is a fair measure for a solicitor's hourly rate in dealing with a quite complicated probate matter.(4) A solicitor taking out probate is not bound to do everything in his own person.(5) His Honour indicated that the Court would be prepared to grant probate if the applicant produced the original of the will for citing and copying.(6) Dunagan notes that assets transferred in a trust are immediately available to his heirs, saving them the time and expense of probate court.(7) While a spousal property petition avoids the larger cost and delay of the administration of a full probate , it still results in an increased cost and delay to the surviving spouse.(8) Because a claim like that has to be brought within six months from the date of grant of probate .(9) Our Client Guide in Probate Matters also explains the way in which we charge for probate work.(10) the will was in probate(11) Such tours will offer commentary and interpretation, so that a document such as a probate inventory, for example, will reveal to students the sorts of things it has revealed to historians.(12) The couple's plan includes two irrevocable trusts that will prevent nearly $2 million in combined assets from being challenged in probate court.(13) I think most probate fees are progressive like succession fees and death duties used to be.(14) The original owners passed away and the children have been fighting each other in probate court over who was going to get the house.(15) In the Judson family files there is a copy of the probate inventory for Abner's father, also named Abner, taken in 1775.(16) A $20 million scam that involved a forged grant of administration from the High Court probate office has been reported to the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.