The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Extension Office: Probate: What Does It Accomplish


WHEN A PERSON DIES, WITH OR WITHOUT A WILL, Montana law provides a legal process determining the market value of real and personal property and their distribution to appropriate parties. One procedure, termed probate, takes place in the district court of the Montana county where the deceased person lived.

The Montana Uniform Probate Code supplies a flexible and simplified approach to probate administration, according to Kaleena Miller, Madison-Jefferson County Extension Agent. During probate, a person’s will is verified before settling creditors’ claims. Then heirs receive property a...

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