Probate is the correct legal process of distributing the assets of a person who has passed away. First, creditors are notified and paid: this can include the funeral home, medical expenses, or back taxes. All must be paid before assets can be distributed to the descendants or to charities.
This process can take several months before the assets of the deceased are distributed to their descendants, which can be discouraging, and that’s perfectly understandable. But with the proper preparation, excessive delays can be avoided.
It’s important to bring the following documents with you to your initial probate meeting: