- Probate means a person has passed away and there was a will. The grantee(s) inherit the property.
- Heirship means there was no will, so descendants fill an Affidavit of Heirship claiming their right to the property. If the decedent had three children, for example, they would all file an Affidavit of Heirship together.
- A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person or institution is named in a will or assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults. This may mean a person has become incapacitated due to illness or an accident, and the guardian will be legally able to handle the person's affairs (including real property).
Modified on: Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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