Transfer of Property Rights By Will or Intestate Succession


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A person who dies with a valid will is said to have died ____, while a person who dies without a valid will is said to have died ____.

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1. Who is the party that manages the probate estate and ensures that its assets are distributed in accordance with a valid will?

2. Which of the following is found in an executor's deed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize the quiz and worksheet to decipher your knowledge on property transfers upon death. The questions will test you on the characteristics of these property transfers and the involved persons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will get you to:

  • Identify the terms for a person who dies with and a person who dies without a valid will
  • Name the individual who oversees a probate estate and adheres to the valid will
  • Determine what information is included in an executor's deed
  • Recognize what is part of a probate estate
  • Understand what happens to somebody who dies without anybody to pass along property to

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as somebody who dies with a valid will and somebody who dies without one
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a probate estate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about property transfers upon death

Additional Learning

To learn more about the subject, read the lesson entitled Transfer of Property Rights By Will or Intestate Succession. The lesson covers the following study objectives:

  • Define probate
  • Understand the role of a personal representative
  • Explain the term heir
  • Identify who an administrator is
  • Understand what an administrator's deed is
  • Define escheat