Destin, FL asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas

Q: My dad died & left everything to mom in his will with me as executor. Do I have to file the will with court records?

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Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley
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  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Whether the will needs to be probated depends on what was in your father's estate at the time that he died. If the estate had property that was only in his name and that did not have beneficiaries listed, then the will may need to go through the court process known at probate. If your father's estate is valued at $100,000 or less, it may qualify for an abbreviated probate process. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation or to discuss further.

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