What happens when the Probate Gets Complicated?
A complicated probate is a genealogist's delight. What are the factors that comprise a "complicated" probate. There are a number of things that contribute, but in my experience there are really two main factors:
• A lot of property, both real and personal in various locations
• A major dispute among the heirs
Now if you were an heir in either of these situations, you probably would not think of the probate as being a delight. Depending on how much property is involved and/or how long the heirs want to keep fighting, the legal fees, alone, in a complicated probate can be staggering. But all this makes for a jolly good research opportunity for the persistent genealogist.
This presentation was recorded live for the "The Ins and Outs of Probate" Expo. The individual Research Guide for this class is included with this video. It is available to download as a PDF immediately upon purchase. If you would like a printed copy of the book, The Ins and Outs of Probate for Genealogists Research Guide, please click here.
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