What is probate?

Probate is the legal process of settling and distributing a deceased person’s estate, which includes their assets, debts, and possessions. Probate ensures these things are distributed according to the person’s will or, in the absence of a will, state law.

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What are deeds?

A deed is the legal document that transfers ownership of land, houses, or commercial buildings from one part to another. These documents establish ownership rights and record property transactions.

How do I get a copy of my birth certificate?

Vital records, such as birth, death, and adoption certificates, are managed by Vital Records Offices, which are typically part of the Department of Health. Most provide an application form online or at their offices. This form, a government-issued photo ID, and the fee for the record are required to obtain copies of one’s birth certificate.

How do I get a copy of my divorce records?

Divorce records are maintained by civil or family courts where the divorce was filed. After identifying which court holds these records, a government-issued photo ID and fee are required to obtain divorce records.

How do I get a copy of my GED or diploma?

The process for obtaining copies of GEDs varies by state. Contact the state Department of Education for information on how to obtain a GED issued in that state. Diplomas can typically be obtained at the high school that conferred the degree. If the high school has closed, contact the school district.