Who are the Beneficiaries in a Probate?

Beneficiaries are part of probates only when a will has been admitted to probate. Beneficiaries are people or organizations named specifically in a will to receive property or money.


A decedent can leave property or money to different types of beneficiaries, including friends, charities and places of worship.

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What are "Letters" in a Probate?

Has a bank representative told you that you need “Letters” in order to access a decedent's bank account? Contact me to find out if that is really necessary. Letters are only issued by a probate judge