This book explains in plain English how every person can deal with the probate process. Although the rules differ from state to state, the general concepts are often very similar. Each chapter provides practical advice, sample forms, checklists, tips and definitions. It’s ideal for the newly widowed, or the heir trying to cope with the myriad issues surrounding the death of a loved one. Shenkman, an attorney specializing in this field, is an authority on the subject. This book explains all aspects of probate in easy-to-understand language; state by state coverage of probate procedures is included; and sample letters and forms are included to assist readers in the process.