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She is a probate judge.
  establish the legal validity of a will; or a judicial certificate stating such which enables an executor to implement the will
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  • She is a probate judge.
  • She asked the lawyer if a trust could be created that would bypass probate.
  • He, or whatever his subjects called him, occupied the leading administrative office in his county—usually he was sheriff or judge or probate—but there were mutations, like Maycomb’s Willoughby, who chose to grace no public office.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I found out he is a specialist in wills and probate.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • Stingo, you may recall a number of years ago when your grandmother’s will was probated we were all baffled by her reference to a certain sum in gold coins which she bequeathed to her grandchildren but which we could never find.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I promised him that I’d see the estate all the way through probate, too, but that won’t be a problem, since the estate is small and you’re his only child.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • And when he died in 1904 he had been rich, according to the probate of the will.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Dickens uses a miasma, a literal and figurative fog, for the Court of Chancery, the English version of American probate court where estates are sorted out and wills contested, in Bleak House (1853).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • And a slip of paper from the probate court telling me that some person was committed as insane.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • And Pogie—a probate—had jumped at the chance to earn his bones by carrying out a murder sanctioned by the Aryan Brotherhood.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart

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  • I do NOT need ANY of this, and I do NOT need any probate court, no judge and no lawyer, and I will not have my sister Jennifer set foot in this city.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • There master Courtenay, sitting in his own chamber, gave his rede and master Justice Andrews, sitting without a jury in the probate court, weighed well and pondered the claim of the first chargeant upon the property in the matter of the will propounded and final testamentary disposition in re the real and personal estate of the late lamented Jacob Halliday, vintner, deceased, versus Livingstone, an infant, of unsound mind, and another.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • New York has courts of common law, courts of probates (similar to the spiritual courts in England), a court of admiralty, and a court of chancery.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • We have courts of common law, courts of probates (analogous in certain matters to the spiritual courts in England), a court of admiralty and a court of chancery.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The bond the probate court had had her post was perhaps their evaluation in dollars of how much did stand in her way.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • In rebuttal, Counsel Smith suggested that the present situation was "far graver than a simple sanity hearing in probate court.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Marriage licences and small probates were what we all looked for, and what paid us best; and the competition for these ran very high indeed.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But he has never been to this neighborhood on his own, and in spite of the directions he’s written on a sheet of paper he gets briefly lost on his way to the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "He’s having financial difficulties that will be eased after his mother’s will is probated.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I’ll be handling the probate over the next few months, but essentially, the remainder of his estate will be sold, with the proceeds to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Center at Duke University Hospital."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • There were 3,290 results; the first three of which revealed a "Michael Lawler, practitioner at law, specialist in wills, probate, and power of attorney" based on that same street.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • We were a little like undertakers, in the Commons, as regarded Probate transactions; generally making it a rule to look more or less cut up, when we had to deal with clients in mourning.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • And so he had obtained a Commonwealth of Massachusetts change-of-name form, to submit along with a certified copy of his birth certificate and a check to the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Back in the office, he outlined what she was in for: learn intimately the books and the business, go through probate, collect all debts, inventory the assets, get an appraisal of the estate, decide what to liquidate and what to hold on to, pay off claims, square away taxes, distribute legacies… "Hey," said Oedipa, "can’t I get somebody to do it for me?"
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • But it doesn’t have courts of admiralty nor of probates, like the New York courts.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Their probate courts have no jurisdiction of causes.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • and it was all squared with the probate court also.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The New Jersey courts of common law have the jurisdiction in cases that in New York are determined in the courts of admiralty and of probates.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • What would the probate judge have to say about spreading some kind of a legacy among them all, all those nameless, maybe as a first installment?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It has a court of admiralty, but none of probates, at least like New York’s.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It has a court of admiralty, but none of probates, at least on the plan of ours.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I stared at the screen for a few minutes, then I typed in his name again, this time against the search engine of images, and there he was, at some Round Table function, in a dark suit—Michael Lawler, specialist in wills and probate, the same man who had spent an hour with Will.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • 1 In New Jersey, there is a court of chancery which proceeds like ours, but neither courts of admiralty nor of probates, in the sense in which these last are established with us.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • They believe that "appellate jurisdiction" implies that trial by jury will be replaced by the civil-law mode of trial that is used in the New York courts of admiralty, probate, and chancery.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • In Connecticut, they have no distinct courts either of chancery or of admiralty, and their courts of probates have no jurisdiction of causes.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I never want to see it or anybody in it again, and that goes for every one of you, the undertaker, the probate judge, and the chairman of the board of the Methodist Church!
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • In that State the courts of common law have the cognizance of those causes which with us are determinable in the courts of admiralty and of probates, and of course the jury trial is more extensive in New Jersey than in New York.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • She walked past the offices of the tax collector, tax assessor, county clerk, registrar, judge of probate, up old unpainted stairs to the courtroom floor, up a small covered stairway to the Colored balcony, walked out into it, and took her old place in the corner of the front row, where she and her brother had sat when they went to court to watch their father.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Some well-intentioned men in this State, deriving their notions from the language and forms which obtain in our courts, have been induced to consider it as an implied supersedure of the trial by jury, in favor of the civil-law mode of trial, which prevails in our courts of admiralty, probate, and chancery.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
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