A probate court validates a deceased’s last will and testament as genuine, and you are appointed as the estate and probate trustee. Any executor should consider going to probate court if there is a will.
According to probate law, executors must apply to the court if a deceased person:
Probate is not necessary for all wills. Often, assets such as life insurance policies, stocks, and bonds, retirement plans, and other financial assets can transfer without probate court approval.