The probate process in New Jersey is generally not very complicated. However, an Executor is required by law to issue notices and file certain documents as part of the estate administration. If you own property in another state, depending on how that property is titles, it may be necessary to go through probate in that state. The probate process in some states can be much more complicated and expensive. Through the use of trusts and appropriate titling, probate in other states may be avoided.