What property does my will control?
Your will controls all the property in the decedent’s individual name or sole name. Several examples are jewelry, a title to a car that’s in his separate name, a bank account in the decedent’s separate name, a brokerage account, insurance proceeds payable to the estate. These are all assets that are in the decedent’s separate name. In order to take control of them and to dispose of them and transfer them, you need to probate the will, have the will admitted to the court and get letters of administration so a PR has the powers to deal with these assets.