After hiring a probate lawyer, the next thing to do would be to look for all the important documents in the deceased person’s home. It is going to be overwhelming because you will have to go through every piece of paper you find and will have to read it to determine if it is a keeper or not. The other problem is finding in the house all the documents that your deceased relative considered important. When people get old, they can have crazy ideas and find really strange hiding places.
Just do your best and look everywhere around the house to find as many documents as you can, those could be very important during the probate process.