The probate process explained
Probate is the process of dealing with the estate of someone who has died, which generally means clearing their debts and distributing their assets in accordance with their will. Being named executor or administrator of someone’s estate can seem daunting at first. But with a little help and advice, the probate process needn’t be stressful.
What does ‘probate’ mean?
The term ‘probate’ refers to the act of getting permission to carry out the wishes specified in a person’s will. In a broader sense, this term can also apply to the overall process of settling a person’s estate. Whoever is responsible for executing the will must abide by specific rules that dictate how to notify authorities and actually distribute the estate.