Probate court

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Probate court is a specialized court that deals with the property and debts of a person who has died. The probate court’s main function is to administer the final financial affairs of the deceased, such as distributing their assets and settling their debts.

In simpler terms, think of probate court like this – when a person dies, they can’t take their stuff (like houses, cars, money) with them. So, a special court called the probate court helps to decide what happens with all that stuff. This can include giving it to the people they wanted to have it (like family or friends) and using it to pay off any money they still owed when they died. The entire process can be lengthy and complex, depending on the size of the estate and whether or not there are disputes over the will.