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My mother had a 4 year old will by legal zoom in Georgia.

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My mother had a 4 year old will by legal zoom in Georgia. She moved to Texas and has passed away. Her main assets were a home in PA and two lots in Florida. Where do I need to probate her will?

Lawyer's Assistant: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?

Georgia

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I have the Will, death certificate from Texas, property tax bills from PA home and FL land

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Was she a resident of TX when she passed (i.e. lived there over 6 months)?

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And she has real estate in PA and in FL, correct?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
She had no assets in Texas.
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
I'm trying to find out if I can probate the will in PA, where the house is located, or do I have to probate in Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida?

Ok, then I hate to have to tell you this, but you have to file a probate case in TX as a primary case, and then file what is called "ancillary probate" (i.e. supplemental probate) in any state where she owned real estate because each state controls its own real estate.

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So there will be a primary probate in TX and ancillary in PA and FL..

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