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01 May 2013

Was There a Court Battle After the Death?

Even if you find a probate file in the records of the probate court for your ancestor, a search of other court records should still be conducted for any other court action involving the estate. It is possible that even if there was a probate case, heirs had a disagreement that was handled in a civil court or court of equity outside of the probate court. That case could contain an entirely separate series of records.

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