A person's will and trust are extremely important to those they leave behind. Probate law applies after a person's death and the court identifies the deceased person's possessions, determining taxes and other administrative expenses, and finally allocating the property to legal heirs as directed in the will. If there is no legally binding will, the estate is divided according to state laws. Probate litigation means that the will is contested. Recently, Philip Seymour Hoffman's death revealed that he had prepared a will and trust.