It's hard to know exactly what the situation is. You don't say how long you've been waiting. When you mention "estate with a trust fund" I wonder if the money was possibly in a Living Trust? If so, if it were properly funded (meaning that all of the assets were owned by the trust at the time of the decedent's death), then there would be no need for probate as part of the settlement and, thus, no record with the probate court. Typically with a Living Trust the Trustee would need to do an inventory of all property owned by the Trust at the time of death, pay all debts and expenses, maybe sell real estate or otherwise liquidate assets, figure out if any taxes need to be paid, etc. prior to making distributions.