How do you know if probate is necessary? When there is no will. If you don't have a will, your estate will wind up in probate. When there are problems with existing will. When there are no beneficiaries. When it's needed to carry out the valid will. Can Irvine Probate Law help me with a probated property in the 92618 area? Yes, our Irvine Probate Attorney will be glad to help you!