You may have heard of the term Probate, but what is Probate? Well, there are couple of things you need to understand, such as. A person is given the choice during life to plan their estate or to do nothing and leave the pass through of their estate up to the state intestacy laws and courts decision. Now when planning your estate there are cheaper and more expensive options such as the difference of creating just a Will or also creating a Trust. When you hear the word Probate it typically means that a person planned their estate and created just a Will and no Trust. A Will is subject to the process known as Probate which is when it is admitted to court for their supervision of its authentication. Probate or the probate proceeding typically takes place in the county where the deceased resided. Typically Probate if uncontested meaning, all parties agree with the wishes of the deceased as written in their Will can take 60-120 days.