When a family member passes away, they may still have their name on a title or deed. Consequently, that name must be removed. The process of removing that name is referred to as probate.
If your loved one created a will before they passed, the probate process may be fairly simple. If they set up trusts, you may be able to avoid probate altogether. Sometimes, however, no estate plan was established, and the decedent’s family is left to administer their estate with no guidance at all. A legal issue like probate can make an already difficult time even harder.