What Does it Mean to be in Probate?

Probate is the process overseen by the court of admitting the Last Will and Testament (if there is one), paying bills, and distributing the final estate. It includes locating all the property, safeguarding it, valuing it, and distributing it. It also includes locating all the creditors and paying all the bills and debts of the deceased. Finally, after all of that is done, what’s left of the estate is distributed.