Probate involves the administration of estates. It includes collecting and managing the deceased person’s property. It also involves settling and paying any debts or expenses of the deceased. The court requires many specific documents for the administration of an estate in court. They can be quite confusing.
It also involves the determination of whether or not a person left a valid will. Preparing a will involves many technical requirements. If not followed, the court may determine that the person died intestate or without a will. A determination of testacy or intestacy can have major consequences on the heirs of the deceased.