Your estate pays all the associated fees. Your executor will typically pay probate expenses first, or as they come in, before she pays your debts. This is generally an orderly process by which she notifies creditors of your death and alerts them that your estate is in probate.Can I handle probate without a lawyer?
The simple answer is... yes! For the vast majority of probate cases, an attorney is not required. In fact, anyone can interact with the court system and you do not need a lawyer to do so. However, there may be times when a lawyer is necessary.