What are the steps in the probate process?

 The probate process typically involves the following steps:

  • Filing paperwork to open the probate case in court
  • Appointing a personal representative to administer the estate
  • Notifying the deceased person’s creditors and interested parties, such as beneficiaries or heirs
  • Identifying, inventorying, and valuing the deceased person’s assets
  • Paying outstanding debts or taxes owed by the deceased person or the estate
  • Distributing the assets to the deceased person’s heirs

These steps may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the probate case.