summary probate

Definition of "summary probate"
  1. A straightforward probate process for estates of relatively small value, as determined by state law
How to use "summary probate" in a sentence
  1. A summary probate might be possible for Mr. Johnson's estate since it's not very large.
  2. Because of the low value and simplicity of her late grandmother's estate, Mary applied for a summary probate.
  3. As the estate was worth less than $50,000, the family was eligible to go through summary probate.

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