When someone dies without a Last Will and Testament, that is known as ‘dying intestate’, or sometimes ‘intestacy’. In that case, the process to settle a deceased person’s estate is called Administration instead of Probate. The forms are a little different, but more or less the steps are mostly the same. In the Probate process, the final outcome is that someone is appointed as Executor and receives from the court Letters Testamentary. In the Administration process, the end result is someone is appointed as Administrator, and issued Letters of Administration. There are sometimes a few more steps involved in the Administration process, but mostly it’s not a problem.