State laws vary regarding when custodians must submit a decedent’s Will with their regional court of probate. Most states permit testators or Will drafters to submit their Wills with their regional court of probate before they pass away. In this manner, Will drafters can avoid potential confusion regarding where they kept their Wills.
Although many state laws do not need you to probate your Will while you are still alive, doing so may be a sensible strategy. By filing your Will with the county clerk’s workplace, you do not need to stress about protecting your Will or remembering where you stored it. After you file your Will, nothing happens until your death.
After your death, somebody admits it to probate by alerting the clerk’s workplace of your death. If you later choose to withdraw your existing Will and produce a brand-new one, you need to make sure you submit your new Will with the county clerk. If you stop working to file the new Will, make sure your brand-new Will correctly withdraws your existing Will. You might likewise have 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 court of probate in which you reside will not have jurisdiction over the property in other states.
You can talk with a Wills lawyer in our office concerning the steps you should take in probating your Will and whether you require to probate your Will in other states.