How Does a Probate Work?

The process of a probate can be lengthy and tedious. However, below is a simplified probate process, to give you an idea of how it all works.

Before we can describe the process of a probate though, you need to know what one is. A probate is a court-supervised process of administering a deceased person’s assets to creditors and heirs. 

However, the probate process is a little more complicated than that simple definition. First, you need to file a petition with the probate court in the appropriate county. The court will determine the heirs, ensure the estate is distributed according to law and that all valid creditor's claims are paid.