When someone dies, there’s usually a need for an orderly (and legal) distribution of his property. The property the deceased person owned in any manner – whether individual ownership, joint ownership, in Trust, etc. – is called his estate. What happens to his estate depends on the estate plan he had in effect on the day he died.
If the person died without a Revocable Living Trust, then some form of Probate will most likely be needed. Otherwise, his estate will be subject to Trust Administration:
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