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What should the prospective executor/administrator bring to qualify?

  1. A Virginia resident must accompany a nonresident prospective executor or administrator.
  2. The original will (for testate estates).
  3. A certified copy of the death certificate.
  4. Approximate dollar value of any solely-held personal assets.
  5. Approximate fair market value of real estate in Virginia deeded solely to the deceased or the value of the percentage owned by the deceased when the real estate is deeded as tenants in common.
  6. Names, ages and addresses of heirs at law. These are individuals who are legally entitled to receive an estate when there is no will, pursuant to § 64.1 of the 1950 Code of Virginia, as amended. This list is still required in a testate situation.
  7. A check to pay fees calculated during the probate appointment, and must include your name, address, phone number and your social security number, and the Virginia Bar number if you are an Attorney. Fees are based upon the estate value.

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