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State Laws: Estates & Probate from Findlaw

State Laws: Estates & Probate from Findlaw – http://estate.findlaw.com/planning-an-estate/state-laws-estates-probate.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What’s the law on wills in Alaska?
  • What’s the time limit on appointing an executor in Alabama?
  • How can a will be contested in Nevada?


50-State listing of laws relating to wills and probate. Most states have web pages in plainer language on these subjects. Use the tips in Appendix C, Finding specific information on US States, to find them.


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