An administrator of an estate is tasked with a lot of responsibility when it comes to distributing the estate of an individual.
When an administrator knows that the estate has gone to probate, the first step is to notify the beneficiaries of the development. He sends out a notice telling the parties involved that the estate is in probate.
The notice is a formality that the administrator has to perform – telling a particular category of people that the individual has passed away and that they are listed in the will.
Receiving the notice doesn’t automatically mean that you are an heir – try and interpret the issue literally – you have been NAMED; it is upon the court to determine in which capacity.