Probate' means the copy of a Will certified under the seal of a court of competent jurisdiction with a grant of administration of the estate of the testator. A probate can be granted only to the executor appointed under the Will. Further, a probate is essential if the Will is for immovable assets in multiple states.
File a petition and give notice to heirs and beneficiaries.
Following appointment by the court, the personal representative must give notice to all known creditors of the estate and take an inventory of the estate property.
The personal representative then gives written notice to all creditors of the estate based upon state law.
An inventory of all of decedent's probate property, including real property, stocks, bonds, business interests, among other assets, is taken.
All estate and funeral expenses, debts and taxes must be paid from the estate.
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