Q: how do you find an estate file? what exactly is an estate file?
A: An estate file is the collection of documents filed with the Clerk of Court (in the city in which the deceased individual lived or owned real estate) in reference to the administration or probate of the deceased person's estate. These files are kept in a separate area from civil or criminal files. You should be able to look on the computer system in the Clerk of Court's office under the name of the deceased person to find the file.
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