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Can you tell me how long ago aunt passed?
How long has the probate case been open?
Ok, I think there is a little confusion about my question..
I am asking if anyone went down to the local probate court and filed a formal probate case to settle aunt's estate?
And if so, how long ago did this happen?
Although someone may be named as executor in a will, that means nothing legally until they are actually appointed by a probate court judge in a probate case.
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I am more than happy to continue on the website though..
Ok, you are now mentioning a trust....that is completely different than a will and doesn't go through probate...
A trust has a trustee who manages trust assets for the beneficiaries.
An will has an executor who settles the estate through the probate court and distributes assets to the heirs..
So now I am confused about whether we are talking about a will, a trust, or both??