Minutes are detailed account of the discussions, decisions, and actions taken during the probate proceedings.
They serve as an official record of Probate Court, ensuring transparency, accountability, and a historical record of the actions taken.
They can be used as evidence if disputes arise or if there are questions about the handling of the estate.
The type of information that minutes might offer includes:
Court Hearings: Minutes could be taken during court hearings related to probate matters. These hearings could involve issues such as the validity of a Last Will and Testament, appointment of an Executor or Administrator, approval of the Distribution of the deceased's Assets, and more.
Meetings: Meetings among Surviving Family members, Beneficiaries, executors, administrators, and legal professionals may be held to discuss matters related to the estate administration. Minutes would document the decisions made during these meetings.
Actions Taken: The minutes would detail actions such as the sale of estate assets, payment of Debts and taxes, distribution of property to beneficiaries, and other significant steps taken during the probate process.
Decisions: Any decisions made by the court, an executor or administrator, or the Beneficiaries that impact the estate distribution would be recorded in the minutes.