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Author: Brenton McWilliams

What Does It Mean to Probate a Will in Alabama?

In Alabama, the admission of a Last Will and Testament to probate is the process of proving and authenticating a will as the true will of the deceased person. The probate process is the lead up to the appointment of the personal representative or executor named in the will and the administration of the estate in probate court.

The will is typically filed for probate by the executor named in the will, but it may be filed by any person with custody of the will, any heir named in the will, the executor named in the will or any person interested in the estate. Following the proper authentication and proof of the Last Will and Testament to the probate court (and sometimes a hearing on any objections to the will), the judge of probate will record the will and enter an order admitting the will to probate.

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