Probate is a legal process asking the court to validate a will so that the assets of the deceased can be distributed to the beneficiaries according to the wishes of the deceased.   There are various approaches in probating a will based on the types of assets and the relationship of the beneficiaries to the deceased.  Some approaches are most costly and time consuming, while others are simpler and more efficient.

If the deceased did not leave a will, the distribution of his/her assets will be done according to the law.