Does having a Will mean no probate?

When someone dies, whether there is a Will or not does not determine the legal requirement to probate the estate. The technical expression for a deceased person (“decedent”) with a Will is “testate‚” A decedent who died without a Will is called “intestate‚”. The issue of probate is not determined by whether the decedent was either testate or intestate. The legal requirement for probate in any particular case is usually determined by the property that is still in the decedent’s name.

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