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 5. Does a decedent’s property always have to go through probate?

No, not every estate needs to go through formal probate proceedings, and some estates only need minimal involvement of the probate court. A small estate does not require formal probate proceedings at all. When a decedent left a will, then the executor can administer the estate with minimal oversight of the probate court.

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