I just want to know the basics of the probate process . . . like the deadlines and what to expect ? My father passed away and a family member with first rights is opening probate and I don't trust her to follow the rules . I tried looking at the paperwork for informal probate on line , but doesn't seem to give time restraints . Can I have a basic overview on deadlines throughout the process ? I know they have 30 days to notify all heirs once initial paperwork is approved and then I believe 90 days to do the accounting of assets . I just want to make sure I'm on top of dates so nothing slips past me .