Birmingham, AL asked in Probate for Alabama

Q: What does it mean to " Deposit a will" at Probate court ?

Who can then instigate the process to actually move forward and probate the will ?

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Frank Truncali
Frank Truncali
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Depositing a will usually means delivering it to the probate court where it will be kept. It is generally deposited along with a petition to probate the will. The person named executor in the will normally starts the process. If that person is deceased, unwilling, or unable, to petition the court, then another family member can start the process.

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