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Court Probate Process in Maryland

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Probate is a legal process which involves proving the validity of the will; identifying all of the estate owned by the decedent; evaluating the estate; settling existing debts or liabilities; and transferring assets to the rightful beneficiaries. In Maryland, there are two types of estates:

  • Regular estate: The estate is worth more than $50,000.
  • Small estate: The estate is less than $50,000 in value.

To file for a probate case in Maryland, the following documents are required:

  • The will of the deceased
  • Death certificate
  • Funeral bill
  • Approximate value of various assets under the deceased's name
  • Title documents for the deceased's car and/or other motor vehicles
  • Proof of the deceased's property
  • Documentation of other property of the deceased
  • Information on persons related to the estate

During the probate process, our attorney will work with accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, and other professionals in property management to serve clients and properly handle estate distribution. Our main work includes:

  • Develop optimal strategies and expedite the probate process efficiently
  • Assist executors in locating the estate
  • Apply to the court to begin the probate process and obtain court-issued approval to start probate proceedings
  • Deal with creditors and debts
  • Arrange estate valuation and sale of estates
  • Draft and submit to the court documents required for probate proceedings
  • Defend a contested will
  • Arrange for submission of estate tax payment

The above is a general introduction, and should not be construed as individual legal advice. For specific legal questions, please contact the Law Offices of Yu & Associates. Tel: 301-838-8986, Fax: 202-595-1918; E-mail:, Address: 110 N. Washington St., Suite 328E, Rockville, MD 20850. (All rights reserved.)

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