My 22 year old son died last month. He had a structured settlement annuity but no will or beneficiary. I am his closest living relative, his Dad. How do I go about probate and become the executor/administrator of his estate. My son had no children and his Mom passed in 2006. How do I find a good affordable attorney to handle this? How long should I prepare myself to wait? How much is this gonna cost?! I was told that the probate process would be lengthy. How long?