What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process that occurs after someone dies. The purpose of probate is to ensure that a deceased person’s assets are properly distributed to their heirs or beneficiaries. This process typically involves verifying the validity of the deceased person’s will (if one exists), paying outstanding debts or taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to the appropriate parties. Due to the complexity and time-consuming nature of probate, it’s important to consult with an attorney for guidance.