The Probate process can be challenging if a person is not familiar with the procedural requirements. Probate is the legal process that is followed to prove the validity of a Will, in essence to ensure no fraud in the construction of the document. Once the document is determined to be valid, the probate process then regulates the transfer of assets contained in the Will to the proper heirs & beneficiaries after a person passes away. Probate can occur if a person does not have a Will, also known as (Intestate). However, there is a different process involved in the distribution of assets if a person passes away without a will. During this process, the assets would need to be identified and appraised before any distribution can take place.