What is a will? When and where should it be filed?

A will is a document executed by a person which disposes of his/her property after his/her death. It generally names a personal representative to administer the estate. In Martin County, after the death of the person, the custodian of the will must deposit the will with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, within ten days after receiving information that the person is deceased.

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1. What is Probate?
2. What is a will? When and where should it be filed?
3. Do you need an attorney to file a will?
4. What happens if a person dies and has left no will?
5. What happens if there is a will filed but no personal representative has been named?
6. How are probate proceedings initiated?
7. Are there different types of proceedings that can be filed depending upon the size of the estate?
8. What type of paperwork must accompany the form for filing a disposition for personal property without administration?
9. What happens after this information is filed with the Clerk?