Probate is a necessary legal process that a deceased person's heirs have to go through when an estate is being settled. In some cases, probate can be a tedious and cumbersome process that may increase the stress associated with distributing wealth and assets to heirs. The more you know, the smoother the process may run, and there are techniques to avoid it entirely.
What Is Probate All About?
During the probate process, the debts and assets of the deceased are set under valuation. It is then determined, depending on whether there is a will or any prior agreement made by the deceased, how their estate and assets will be managed, and who will be the main beneficiary.
In some cases, probate can become quite complicated, especially when there is conflict between family members and other potential beneficiaries which, in some cases, can even lead to trial.
Necessary Costs and Requirements
Probate poses a number of concerns for potential heirs and beneficiaries:
Our firm is ready to assist you in this process by handling all court filings, gathering and determining the value of assets, settling outstanding debts, coordinating the sale of personal or real property, and making final distributions to heirs in accordance with an existing will or as is required under state laws.