The death of a loved one is likely going to bring a sense of despair along with it. Once the initial shock begins to abate, you will likely realize that you now have to deal with your loved one's estate. There are three important things that anyone who is dealing with probate court after the death of an immediate family member must know. This information gives you the basic gist of how things will move forward. Of course, there are some cases that are unique, so be sure that you get specific questions answered before you proceed.