Probate courts oversee the administration of a deceased individual's estate as assets are passed on to that person's heirs -- but it isn't always a necessary process.
A lot of people have heard of probate, but what exactly happens during the process may still be somewhat of a mystery to many.
Most people have heard of probate before -- but they probably don't know exactly what it means or how it works.
If you're the executor of someone's estate, one thing that's easy to overlook is the deceased's final tax filing. It's an important part, however, of handling his or her estate.