After a loved one passes away, their estate must be go through probate if there is a will or assets that are not in a trust or other non-probate property (such as a joint account or survivorship deed). Probate is a court process allowing creditors of the deceased person to have their share before the beneficiaries receive the assets. Probate can last a few months or several years depending on the estate.
An Oregon Trust generally does not need to go through the probate process. There may be times a successor trustee needs assistance distributing the assets of a trust, appointing a new trustee, or closing a trust. A trustee must follow the Oregon Uniform Trust Code and the instructions in the trust itself.