Probate is a process that is designed to wind up the affairs of a deceased person and to facilitate the orderly transfer of a person’s assets after an individual passes away. When someone dies, either intestacy law or that person’s last will and testament will determine who inherits assets. A process must occur in which a will is validated or in which heirs are identified so the right people can inherit. There must also be a chance for creditors to make claims, for an estate to be valued, and for any and all taxes on the estate to be assessed. The probate process is the process by which all of these different things take place. Learn more here about what probate is and how the process works.