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Who handles probate

The person responsible for handling probate is the executor if there is a will. If there isn't any will, or the will doesn't name an executor, the probate court names a person, called the administrator, to handle the process. Often, the job goes to the closest capable relative or the person who inherits the bulk of the deceased person's assets.