For Your Information: Estates

For Your Information: Estates

Lawful distribution of a deceased person’s assets and liabilities is handled as an Estate in Nebraska’s County Courts.  Each estate will be different, depending upon the deceased’s property, finances, family and whether the individual expressed his or her wishes in a Last Will and Testament.   Because of these differences, filing an estate will most often require the help of an attorney.

Nebraska Estate law is part of the Nebraska Probate Code.  Statutes included in the Code are listed in Neb. Rev. Stat. 30-2201. Nebraska Supreme Court Rules and case law – decisions of the Nebraska Supreme Court and other courts – also impact estates. 

This flowchart shows the process for a very simple Probate case with a Will.  This process will be different if there is no will, the will is contested or the estate or distribution of assets are contested. 

Flowchart for Informal Probate Filed with a Will (Testate)