LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Brandon Michael Zapf

What is probate?

Probate is a lawsuit you file against yourself, for the benefit of your creditors, using your own money after you die. Probate is public, lengthy and expensive. But, it's easy to avoid if you work with an estate planning attorney.

Additional resources provided by the author

Free Q&A with lawyers in your area

Can’t find what you’re looking for?


Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer