Probate is the process of settling an estate after someone dies. It can be a complex and lengthy process, but it is not necessary in all cases. Probate is required when the decedent held title to his or her assets, and it can be avoided if a Will or other document is describing how they or want the assets distributed after their death. If there is no Will, you will need to go through probate. Probate is also required if someone has given out property without naming beneficiaries or if they left no instructions regarding who should receive their property upon death. If there are any questions about whether or not probate should be pursued for an estate, contact our probate attorney in Knoxville, TN for further guidance on what steps need to be taken next. Call the Law Office of Carin Brio, P.C. today!