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  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Has the will been probated?" he asked.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It has a court of admiralty, but none of probates, at least on the plan of ours.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In Connecticut, they have no distinct courts either of chancery or of admiralty, and their courts of probates have no jurisdiction of causes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • I found out he is a specialist in wills and probate.†   (source)
  • About the same time, it also came to light that the clerk in charge of handling the money in probate court did not know how to multiply and that one of the probate judges had taken advantage of the situation by dipping into the cash box.†   (source)
  • The three of us were the boys who got into trouble; I was the probate judge, for a change; Dill led Jem away and crammed him beneath the steps, poking him with the brushbroom.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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).†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And a slip of paper from the probate court telling me that some person was committed as insane.†   (source)
  • In rebuttal, Counsel Smith suggested that the present situation was "far graver than a simple sanity hearing in probate court.†   (source)
  • When he died, they would skip probate.†   (source)
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  • And Pogie—a probate—had jumped at the chance to earn his bones by carrying out a murder sanctioned by the Aryan Brotherhood.†   (source)
  • Stillman said, "Yes, well, we need to file a petition to probate an estate."†   (source)
  • Their probate courts have no jurisdiction of causes.†   (source)
  • The bond the probate court had had her post was perhaps their evaluation in dollars of how much did stand in her way.†   (source)
  • When the day began, Jake had nothing—no murders, no car wrecks, and no promising wills to probate.†   (source)
  • Stillman Rush said, "All in all, we see this as a fairly routine probate, but it will take time."†   (source)
  • Freeman had retired by then but his son handled the probate.†   (source)
  • "Can't tell you, and I can't probate until after the funeral."†   (source)
  • "But you're offering it for probate," Stillman said.†   (source)
  • Lundy said, "This is the holographic will that was admitted to probate on October 4 of last year.†   (source)
  • If he'd died with nothing, then his probate could be complete in ninety days."†   (source)
  • "In Florida the average probate takes thirty months," Mr. Larkin said.†   (source)
  • Over in Alabama, but probate laws don't vary much from state to state."†   (source)
  • Since they prepared the will, they naturally assumed they would probate it.†   (source)
  • My job is to probate the estate and pursue the wishes of my client.†   (source)
  • A petition to probate it was filed on October 4.†   (source)
  • "Then, if I were you I'd race to the courthouse and file the first petition to probate."†   (source)
  • She signed it on the spot, died a month later, and the probate went off without a hitch.†   (source)
  • One offered for probate by you, Mr. Brigance, a handwritten will dated October 1 of this year.†   (source)
  • Our probate laws give supreme deference to the wishes of the person who wrote the will.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She chanted mournfully about Maycomb County being older than the state, that it was a part of the Mississippi and Alabama Territories, that the first white man to set foot in the virgin forests was the Probate Judge's great-grandfather five times removed, who was never heard of again.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To reach the courtroom, on the second floor, one passed sundry sunless county cubbyholes: the tax assessor, the tax collector, the county clerk, the county solicitor, the circuit clerk, the judge of probate lived in cool dim hutches that smelled of decaying record books mingled with old damp cement and stale urine.†   (source)
  • The town decided something had to be done; Mr. Conner said he knew who each and every one of them was, and he was bound and determined they wouldn't get away with it, so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • It was a beneficiary account: David had established it jointly in both their names, and therefore it stood outside the will and probate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It is my directive that no other lawyer in Ford County touch my estate or earn a penny from its probate.†   (source)
  • After rummaging down there for half an hour, Clapp found a stack of the same types of storage boxes marked "Probate, 1979-1980."†   (source)
  • And if that were not enough, he was craving another pile of cash to be earned by the hour as the probate attorney.†   (source)
  • They did not understand the ins and outs of the law and of probate, and they were concerned that an injustice might be in the works.†   (source)
  • Probate work was not his favorite, but a sizable estate usually meant a decent fee for someone in town.†   (source)
  • Stillman said, "Well, Jake, if that will had been admitted to probate, then it would be public and we'd give you a copy.†   (source)
  • He's done nothing but probate work for a hundred years, really knows his stuff, and straight as an arrow.†   (source)
  • A lengthy probate might be avoided.†   (source)
  • Finally, she said, "Yep, got a petition to probate the last will and testament of Mr. Henry Seth Hubbard, filed at 4:55 yesterday afternoon."†   (source)
  • Jake stood next to his soon-to-be-ex-client and said, "Your Honor, Mr. Amburgh was once a lawyer and he knows the basics of probate.†   (source)
  • "Well, we'll ask the judge to toss out this handwritten will and probate the legitimate one we looked at this morning.†   (source)
  • By noon Monday the entire bar association of Ford County was buzzing with the news of the suicide and, much more important, with the curiosity of which firm might be chosen to handle the probate.†   (source)
  • The will on the table named Lewis McGwyre as the executor of the estate, so not only did he prepare the will, but he also bore the principal responsibility for its probate and administration.†   (source)
  • Mr. McGwyre explained that, since they were already in Ford County, they planned to run by the courthouse and file the necessary paperwork to initiate the probate proceedings.†   (source)
  • Just brushing up on probate law.†   (source)
  • Jake dug deeper, followed the trail that Seth had carefully left behind, and soon found the money sitting in a bank in Birmingham, earning 6 percent annually and just waiting for probate: $21.†   (source)
  • A… nosy paralegal sniffing through old land records down the hall heard the gossip as it drifted over from a watercooler, and went to make copies of the latest will to be filed for probate in Ford County.†   (source)
  • I was directed to probate it.†   (source)
  • He paused just long enough for the initial shock to register, then continued, "Now, Your Honor, I know that virtually all the probate work is done by the estate's lawyer, under the strict supervision of the court, of course, and for that reason I'd suggest that my firm be designated as counsel of record in this matter.†   (source)
  • Tomorrow, he thought, they'll drive over again, at least two but maybe another trio, and they'll take their paperwork to the offices of the Chancery Court clerk, on the second floor of Jake's courthouse, and they'll smugly inform either Eva or Sara that they have arrived for the purposes of opening the estate of Mr. Seth Hubbard for probate.†   (source)
  • When does probate start?†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • On top of the TV set in her room Metzger had left a note telling her not to worry about the estate, that he'd turned over his executorship to somebody at Warpe, Wistfull, Kubitschek and McMingus, and they should be in touch with her. and it was all squared with the probate court also.†   (source)
  • 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?"†   (source)
  • And when he died in 1904 he had been rich, according to the probate of the will.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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