Probate can be a lengthy, complicated, and not to mention, costly, process. When you pass away owning real estate that is not placed in trust, your family will need to administer your estate through probate. This means that your family will be required to go to court in order to transfer the title of your property and distribute your assets to your heirs. As you can imagine, the probate process can get quite expensive. As part of probate, your family will have to pay costs such attorney’s fees, personal representative fees, and other filing fees. All of these expenses can.