When a South Dakota resident dies owning probate property, a legal proceeding is commenced (1) to determine the last valid will of the decedent (if any); (2) to determine the nature, extent and value of the decedent’s assets that are subject to probate; (3) to organize the valid debts of the decedent; and (4) to establish the distribution plan of the assets to the heirs or beneficiaries. This proceeding is known as probate.
What is the probate process in South Dakota?
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