Probate is a legal process that administers someone's estate after their death. Even if you have a legal will and testament, probate is the process that proves this will is valid. If you have a clear and legal will, probate is generally a simple process. However, if you die without a will or your will is contested, a probate court will apply your state's laws to determine how to distribute your estate.

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