My firm handles all sorts of Probate matters, from simple will probate, to Trust Administration issues, to contentious litigation about beneficiaries and will contests.  Basic probate involves a properly signed and enacted will, an application for probate, known beneficiaries, and a personal representative (executor).  More complex probate may involve unknown heirs, multiple wills, an elderly or incompetent signator, or sometimes, outright fraud.  The probate court is scary for many people, but in Maine we have a very client friendly and detailed process for dealing with the simple to the complex.  Probate Clerks and assistants are the lifeblood of the process and provide invaluable information to individuals and attorneys alike.