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  • Writer's pictureKara Verby

What is Ancillary Probate?

Updated: Mar 29

Ancillary probate is a secondary, separate probate that takes place in another state, other than the decedent's home state. It is a necessary procedure, when the decedent owns personal property (with a title in the alternate state) or real property in the alternate state. It can also occur if you have oil and gas rights tied to real property in another state.


Ancillary probate can not only be costly, it can also lengthen the probate process.


If you own property in another state, such as California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, etc., and you live in Idaho, looking into a Trust may be a great option for your Estate Planning goals and will ultimately minimize cost.




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