Managing your estate
Probate and estate administration is necessary to handle the affairs of loved ones when they die without a trust. Probate is the court supervision of the transfer of asset titles when someone dies. While the process can be smooth, affordable and relatively quick, complications can arise. Probate can become unmanageable if details and formalities are overlooked.
How you administer an estate
Probate proceedings can involve the out-of-court administration of a trust, or probate court proceedings, or both. Individuals who die without a will or trust must be administered through the probate court.