To lawyers and judges in states which require notice for the initiation of probate or administration, it may come as a shock to discover that there are many jurisdictions in which these proceedings can be had without any notice whatever. It is the purpose of this note to investigate the situation in the various states, in order to show that in nearly half of them notice is not considered essential. The sole question to be considered is notice or no notice; this comment is not concerned with the kind of notice required, nor with the possibility of waiver of notice by interested parties. Nor does it deal with probate of nuncupative wills, for which the requirements may be entirely different from those for probate or ordinary wills.
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES-REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE FOR PROBATE OF WILL OR GRANT OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTSRATION,
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