What is the procedure to probate an estate with a will?
The executor named in the will takes the will and other pertinent estate information (see the following question) to the probate department of the Circuit Court to probate the will and qualify as executor. The named executor should be a Virginia resident; however, statutes do allow out-of-state residents to qualify. When the named executor is not a resident of Virginia, a Virginia resident must accompany the executor to the probate office to either co-qualify or be appointed as a resident agent.
More Estate and Trust Administration FAQs
- Are holographic wills legal in Virginia?
- How long does it take after qualification to complete the probate process?
- Is an executor or administrator compensated?
- Should a will be kept in a safe deposit box at a bank?
- What are the duties of an executor/administrator?
- What does dying testate or intestate mean?
- What is a self-proving will?
- What is the procedure to probate an estate with a will?
- What should the prospective executor/administrator bring to qualify?
- What taxes and fees are associated with probate?
- When is it necessary to probate an estate?
- Where should I go to qualify as a personal representative for an estate?
- Who inherits the property of an intestate (person dying without a will)?