Who is responsible for handling probate?
Any interested party can begin the probate process for any particular estate. Oftentimes it’s the person nominated in the last will, who will also be a beneficiary, who’ll get the ball rolling and start the probate process. It’s their job to hire an attorney to represent them during the probate process. That attorney will guide them through the probate process and also handle any pleadings that need to be filed with the probate court.