Is Probate Required if There is a Will?

In Arkansas, Probate is required if the estate is valued above $100,000 or bills are owed even if there is a Will.

A Last Will and Testament requires Probate to be validated by the court and admitted by the court. Without probate (and estate administration), there can be no distribution of the property.

Technically, Probate is admitting and validating the Will. Then the rest of the process is called estate administration.