Probate is the process for handling the estate, and dispersing the assets of someone who passes away or is incapacitated, according to their will. A petition must be filed with the probate court, which then needs to approve the will, appoint a Personal Representative, and possibly appoint a conservator.
If you have a will, it will need to be probated upon your death. If you become incapacitated during your lifetime, someone will need to petition the probate court for a conservator to handle your finances.
A probate must be filed with the Superior Court. Where upon the records become publicly available through the probate proceedings.
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