I don't know the rules exactly, but the probate sale must be advertised three times (once a week) in the local newspapers. The ads inform the public of the sale and offer price to encourage bidding in court to gain the best price for the estate.
The judge said, "I don't see any other bidders in court. Could it be that the public was not aware of the sale because there was no address?”
Our lawyer explained and argued, but the judge kept coming back to, "Without the address what good is the ad?"
OK, so we show up the following month. Guess what? No confirmation again. Lawyer failed to advertise the sale in the local newspaper. Advertising in the nearby newspapers was not good enough.
Aaugh! It’s a do-over…again!
These are the little things that make probate a more difficult sale.