Additional Information: Estates

Additional 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.


The flowchart listed below may help you understand the process for a very simple Probate case with a Will.

Flowchart for Informal Probate Filed with a Will (Testate) 

The above referenced flowchart does not apply to cases where there is no will, the will is contested or the estate or distribution of assets are contested.

Additional statutory background

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.