Admission of Will to Probate

lawsuit-judge-gavelIf the Surrogate is satisfied that the document is the legitimate last will and testament of the decedent, then the will is admitted to probate, the named executor is appointed by the Court, and the executor gains the authority to act on behalf of the estate in order to carry out the decedent’s wishes.  In probate, those named in the will as receivers of gifts are known as beneficiaries.