Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone passes away. It involves proving the validity of the deceased person’s will, if there is one, and distributing their assets to beneficiaries or heirs. The probate process ensures that the deceased person’s debts are paid off and that their property is transferred to the rightful beneficiaries or heirs in an organized and lawful manner. Probate can be a complex and time-consuming process, and it’s advisable to seek legal guidance, especially from an elder law attorney, to navigate this process effectively.

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