Is probate necessary when spouse dies?

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asked Oct 18, 2017 in Law/Ethics by Lilly21 (27,370 points)
Is probate necessary when spouse dies?

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answered Oct 19, 2017 by Shawn (36,990 points)
If you and your spouse owns property or other assets jointly then no probate will be needed as the ownership is still yours when a spouse dies.

But if you don't jointly own the property or other assets then you'll need to wait for probate.

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