Probate is the legal process where the court validates and interprets your will when you die, appoints a personal representative to handle your estate, ensures that your debts are paid, and determines how and to whom your assets are distributed. If you don't have a valid will, your assets will still be probated, but they'll be distributed according to the state law of intestate succession. Trying to navigate through this confusing process on your own can be challenging. At Alvis Quashnock and Associates, our attorneys have the experience with the process, the courts and the variety of issues that can arise during the process to allow a family to grieve without the stress and hassle of probate. We keep the process moving along so that the estate can be closed as quickly as possible.