Common Estate Planning Terms. What Does Ancillary Administration Mean?

What Does Ancillary Administration Mean?

When probate needs to open in another state, generally because a decedent owned real estate there.

Example Of Ancillary Administration

I had to open an ancillary administration in Illinois for my mom’s estate because she owned land there.  This was necessary for me to pay off the debt and properly sell the property in Illinois, but the land and the proceeds from the sale were then reported as part of the probate process in South Dakota.

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