What is probate? And what are 6 things to be aware of when going through the process?

When thinking about creating or inheriting a will, people tend to think it is a simple quick process: you create the will, show who gets what, and then those specific people get what was assigned to them within the will. However, there is actually a process that must be completed before the heir receives their inheritance from the deceases will. This process is called probate.