If the assets named in the will are part of the trust, there is no need to probate the estate. You only have to probate anything which is not part of the trust. Having that said, there is no deadline to probate an estate nor is there a statute of limitations
to finalize an estate.
Again if there is a trust and the trust includes all assets named in the will, then there is no need to probate the will. Your responsibilies as trustees will end after you dispose of the assets as stated in the trust.
You only need to probate a will if there is property that was not named in the trust. To complete probate you will need to file a final account, report and petition for final distribution, have the petition set for hearing, give notice of the hearing to interested persons, and obtain a court order approving the final distribution.
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