Do I have to go through Probate in North Dakota?

The short answer is usually, but not always. The larger your estate, the more likely you are to have to go through probate - particularly if you own real estate in North Dakota.

Probate usually happens when:

  • The will wasn't written well
  • The assets are complex and high value
  • The proper heir is debated
  • There are disputes over how to divide certain assets
  • The heir or beneficiary is still a minor
  • Real estate is involved