What are the two types of Probate for a decedent's estate?

Probate with Qualification

The procedure when an individual is formally qualified as an Executor or an Administrator in order to have the legal authority to administer a decedent’s estate.

Probate Without Qualification

When a Will (if testate estate) or a list of heirs (if intestate estate) is admitted to record, with NO formal qualification of an Executor or Administrator.

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1. What is the definition of Probate?
2. What are the two types of Probate for a decedent's estate?
3. How do I determine which Clerk's Office to contact for Probate?
4. Why do I have to probate a decedent's estate?
5. What if the decedent's only asset was a motor vehicle?
6. Does the Clerk’s Office hold wills for safekeeping?
7. How do I obtain my will that has been held for safekeeping?
8. How do I obtain a will that has been secured in Loudoun County Courthouse for someone who is now deceased?
9. Does Virginia have a procedure for probate for a small estate?
10. Where may a copy of a death certificate be obtained in Virginia?
11. Whom do I contact about estate taxes?
12. How can I obtain a Tax ID Number?
13. How do I file a claim against an estate?