My spouse died and left a will leaving his assets to me and my children. Do we have to probate the will?

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You have to probate the will only if there were assets titled just in your spouse’s name. For example, if the home was owned by you and your spouse jointly with rights of survivorship, then that’s not going to go through probate. You don’t need probate. If a bank account was jointly held, that’s not going to go through probate. If your spouse had an IRA payable to you, it’s not going to go through probate. But if your spouse had a bank account or real estate or any asset just in his name or her name, that’s going to need to be probated. Have more questions? Then contact us today to schedule a free consultation! Doane & DoaneTop rated Tax & Estate Planning Attorneys