Probate Law

Receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will. The Probate Court decides the legal validity of a testator’s will and grants its approval by granting probate to the executor. The probated will becomes a legal document that may be enforced by the executor in the law – courts if necessary. A probate also officially appoints the executor (personal representative), generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator’s assets in the manner specified in the will.