The Probate Process
What is probate?
For some, “probate” is a negative word, which is associated with such unpleasant issues as delay, expense, family fights and taxes. However, probate is not the reason these issues arise when settling an estate; poorly planned estates usually cause one or more of these issues. Probate itself is merely the administrative process of settling an estate in court after a person dies; if estates are poorly planned, these types of issues must be dealt with during the probate process.