Learn about how your property will pass to family and friends if you die without a will in Montana.
Learn how to access a deceased person's financial accounts when the account was jointly owned, the deceased was the sole owner of the account and named a beneficiary, or when the deceased was the only owner on the account and did not name a beneficiary.
Information and answers to common questions asked when someone co-owns property and dies without a will.
Under Montana law, you are free to make a will or not, as you choose. If you make a will, you may nominate the person to carry out your plan for the settlement of your estate. In Montana, the individual who performs this function is called a personal representative.
This article was adapted from the Montana State University Extension Office MontGuide, "Probate in Montana," and is designed to explain some aspects of probate.
Learn about what you can do to settle an estate of a deceased person in Montana, including what to do in the first week and what to do after the first week. Learn what the law says about who is responsible for settling an estate.
Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Transferring Non-Titled Property
Acknowledgement of Confirmation of Termination of Interest of Deceased Life Tenant in Real Property
Use this form to become the personal representative of a small estate.