Let’s talk about how long does a probate take. If I file a probate in court today, how long until I could see any of the money as a beneficiary of the will, or just as an heir of that person. Well, first off, we should talk about what a probate is. A probate is in order to transfer title from your parents or a person to a next-of-kin, or an heir, or somebody else, it has to go through probate unless it’s in a trust. So if it’s in a trust, you don’t have to worry about it, but.