Navigating the Probate Process
Contrary to what many people believe, a will does not avoid probate. With a valid will, that document will determine how our estate is transferred. Without a will or with a partial will, the laws of the state you live in will determine who gets your remaining assets. In either case, the probate court will oversee the activities to be sure that all assets are distributed properly.
The probate process is complex and can be quite lengthy. One family member will be appointed by your will or by the court to carry out a series of activities, from notifying your creditors to inventorying your assets and then reporting back to the court before anything can be distributed to your heirs. If family businesses or real estate are involved, the process becomes even more complicated.
If you or your family are facing a probate situation, we can help you navigate the complex probate process from start to finish. Call or contact us today for more information.