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The administering of an Estate

Receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person.
It involves resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a Will.
A probate court will decide the legal validity of a testator's Will and grants its approval by granting probate to the executor.
The probated will becomes a legal document that may be enforced by the executor in the law Courts if necessary.
A probate also officially appoints the executor (or personal representative), generally named in the Will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator's assets in the manner specified in the Will.