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What happens if an executor doesn't file a will with the court?

An executor of an estate must generally step in and file an individual's will with the county probate court when a testator dies. An executor only has a set number of days to do this after a testator's death. The decedent's personal representative may face both civil and criminal penalties if they fail to do this in a timely fashion.

How do Maryland probate judges validate a will?

If you've ever lost someone close to you, then you've probably heard of the probate court. What you may not know unless you've served as their personal representative is what exactly that court is responsible for doing. One of its primary responsibilities is to supervise the multi-faceted probate process. It sounds easier than it is. There's a lot that goes into this. One of the court's first responsibilities is validating a decedent's will.

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