This is probate for estates with assets over $300,000. This requires a minimum of 2 but usually more hearings a 90 day notice to creditors and publication of all hearing dates. The time line for this is 9 months or longer.
Everything mentioned above is a very basic shell overview of the probate process. Each case will be different and so will the timeline. Plan on delays and frustration because the court systems are overworked, especially probate because lots of people are dying and few have their affairs fully in order.
While we definitely guide you through the difficult probate process, hopefully this serves as a reminder to stop delaying and get your estate planning done now so that your heirs will not have to go through the same mess you are dealing with.