Probate - AARGH!!!!
Monday, June 06, 2011
*6/6* The death certificates came today - so I am running around trying to get things done. My appetite is off and I am not on track today - but it is ok, because this is temporary and I am learning more about being an executrix than anyone will ever want to know.
My new "dirty-word" is probate! Probate is a very expensive word - it costs about $2000 and isn't what I thought it was. *sigh*
Today we are trying to avoid that very dirty word *probate*!
If it takes a few more calories - so be it, lol.
**I misunderstood and thought contesting the will was the reason for probate - but probate is when banks will not let you liquidate in fear of creditors coming out of the woodwork. So we have to allow 3-1/2 years until the statute of limitations is complete or pay for the probate. We are only dealing with one house and one mobile home still under mortgage - with this market, nothing will move quickly anyway. Everything works out in the end.
I even had a tiny calorie deficit today! Go figure!!