Frequently I get questions about whether a Will must get probated. The short answer is no, not every Will has to go through probate. However, that determination is most likely not able to be made until after the Testator (the person that made the Will) has passed away.
- Did this person own any real estate at the time he/she passed away?
- Are there any financial accounts that are solely in the name of that person?
- Did anyone owe significant sums of money to the person that passed away?