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I think there has been a miscommunication. One does file for probate and get a Letter of Testamentary/Administration. However, to file for probate does not simply mean to file the Will in Court. It does not work like this.
FIRST, A QUICK OVERVIEW
When someone passes away, then their estate has to be distributed. The problem is that without probate - with assets such as titled property or bank accounts (those that do not have a pay on death clause) - this is hard to do. This is because you cannot switch over the assets without an order from the probate court, and simply a Certificate of Death will not do. A Certificate of Death simply states that someone has passed on, but does not give you the right to really do anything in the deceased's name.
So one files probate. Once probate is filed, the Executor of the estate gets something called a Letter of Testament/Administration (hereinafter "Letter"). This Letter will allow the Executor to switch over the assets from the deceased individual to whoever will own the property. It is like a "Power of Attorney," but from the Court. Without that Letter, there is no way to transfer titled property and switch the assets into the beneficiaries' names per the Will.
WHAT TO FILE
See HERE for step by step instructions on how to file for probate. This includes the forms as well. It is very clear in its instructions. The link takes you to the filing step which is not the first one in the guide - you may wish to scroll up and read that as well prior to filing.
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