Probate Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Probate, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Probate?

It is a process of proving the genuineness and validity of the will in the court generally known as probate court. The will of the descendant ( dead) is sent to the probate court who manages the distribution, validates the will, collects the assets, administer it by the way of paying taxes and registering in the name of the heir, all this being the process of validating the will.