Q: How do you probate a will
A: Each state has different laws governing the appropriate procedure. If it is Massachusetts where the decedent resided and you are the named Personal Representative in the Will , formerly called "Executor" and no one who is a devisee under the Will or an heir is incapacitated due to disability or minority, you may be able to file an Informal Petition for Probate of Will- otherwise if there is need to do so or if it is preferable due to the facts involved, a Formal Petition for Probate of Will would be the route. You have not stated the size of the estate- if it is under $25,000 you may be able to proceed with a Voluntary Statement process.
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