STEPS IN PROBATE OF AN ESTATE
Take immediate control of the estate.
Inventory of the estate within two months.
Bond, equal to the average capital value of property of the estate, plus one year’s estimated income from the estate.
Notice must be given to all players.
Letters of testamentary granted.
Notice to file claims must be published once a week for three weeks and individual notice given to anyone known to have a claim against the deceased.
Claims must be filed generally within six months.
Generally estate cannot be divided until all claims and expenses have been paid which is at least six months.
Court must approve attorney’s fees.