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If you are currently dealing with, or about to deal with, the Vermont state court system with respect to a probate or estate issue - the following information should be helpful to you.
Probate law governs estate matters when someone who, such as a family member or other loved one, passes away. These laws insure that creditors are paid properly and that assets are distributed correctly to the "heirs," or the descendant(s) of the estate.
What is the purpose of Probate? Probate is the legal process that deals with estate assets and property, with regard to heirs and creditors. Probate begins with a "petition" to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceased's property.
The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed.
Probate Law in Vermont
Probate in the state of Vermont requires that the people managing your estate and inheritance matters are aware how probate is to be conducted in this state, with respect to state probate regulations, how written probate documents are to be executed and filed, and deadlines (for probate tasks and documents). These regulations are critical, as proper probate procedure has a material affect on how and when heirs in Vermont can receive their inheritance.
For probate in Vermont, it is always helpful to know about the obligations of the personal representative.
One such obligation in the state of Vermont is to locate and employ appraisers to appraise the decedent's estate and assets. According to the Vermont probate code, the personal representative is required to employ qualified, disinterested appraisers to insure that an objective, accurate inventory is made of the decedent's estate and assets; subsequently submitted to the probate court, in complete compliance with Vermont probate code requirements.
In the state of Vermont it is important to know how much of an inheritance, including real property, the surviving wife or husband of the decedent is scheduled to take delivery of, as this also affects how much of an inheritance the other heirs are set to receive. This includes all of the decedent's personal assets, up to a minimum of 1/3 of the entire probated state, directly after estate debts have been discharged, and after administrative costs and funeral expenses have all been paid off.
In Vermont, it is critical to understand that folks are allowed to create non-written (oral), or "nuncupative", wills. If this is your case, you would want your probate attorney to deal with the particulars, as the will - whether oral or written - has such a direct impact on your inheritance, and the inheritance coming to all the heirs of the estate.
It makes good sense to have an experienced Vermont probate attorney involved during the entire probate process, to insure that all of these tasks are quickly and correctly implemented. The probate attorney will make sure all legal tasks associated with your inheritance are being handled properly. It is not advisable to go through Vermont probate alone, in order to protect your inheritance and the inheritance of the other heirs, should other heirs belong to the estate.
Vermont provides 18 probate courts, with 18 judges. The probate court maintains jurisdiction over domestic issues, mental health and adoption matters, estate cases and civil cases. This court does not permit trial by jury.
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