Duties of Probate
* The personal representative performs an inventory of assets. The assets are all items that have value: the real estate, the cars, and everything in residence of the deceased and anywhere else, including furniture, jewelry, appliances and collectibles.
* The personal representative makes an accounting of all debts and bills. Liabilities include all debts, funeral expenses, taxes, and any unpaid bills.
* The personal representative often sells assets to pay all debts, and gives the remainder to the heirs (names in the Will or by law if no Will)