This is a simplified explanation of the sequence of events of a standard probate. This process can vary greatly depending upon many factors and your circumstances may be different, but generally, this is the process you can expect. This explanation will not address the process if a Trust is in place because a Trust will generally allow the estate to avoid probate thereby making this explanation a moot point. To learn more about the differences between a Will and a Trust, visit our Blog titled “Estate Planning - Basics of Estate Planning (Wills vs.
Estate planning, including wills, trusts, probate, and Medicaid planning, is a significant part of my practice, and I absolutely love it because I get to help families protect their hard-earned assets and property. I am a firm believer that everyone absolutely needs some form of estate planning in order to protect their current assets and to protect any assets that they might acquire in the future.