State laws vary as to when custodians should submit a decedent’s Will with their local probate courts. Many states permit testators or Will drafters to submit their Wills with their local court of probate before they pass away. By doing this, Will drafters can avoid prospective confusion regarding where they saved their Wills.
Although the majority of state laws do not require you to probate your Will while you are still alive, doing so might be a sensible course of action. By filing your Will with the county clerk’s workplace, you do not need to fret about protecting your Will or remembering where you saved it. After you file your Will, absolutely nothing happens up until your death.
After your death, someone admits it to probate by notifying the clerk’s workplace of your death. If you later decide to withdraw your existing Will and produce a new one, you need to make sure you submit your brand-new Will with the county clerk. If you fail to file the new Will, make certain your new Will properly withdraws your existing Will. You may likewise need to probate your Will with more than one state if you reside in one state however own property in other states. In this case, the local probate court in which you reside will not have jurisdiction over the property in other states.
You can talk to a Wills attorney in our workplace concerning the steps you should take in probating your Will and whether you require to probate your Will in other states.