I am trying to sell her home and was told by the realtor that I had to go through probate. I am in her will
ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU:
The realtor is correct. A will doesn’t avoid probate, it just directs where the deceased’s assets are to go after death during the probate process.
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