Losing a Loved One is painful.
The probate process doesn’t have to be.
“Probate” is the name given to the court-supervised process of distributing the assets of a deceased person to their beneficiaries or next-of-kin.
It can take a year or more and cost several thousand dollars!
Many people believe that just because they have a Will, they can avoid the probate process. This is untrue. A Will is a fast-track through the process, but it doesn’t allow a person to avoid the process.
Others believe that, just because everyone knows what they will get, probate can be avoided. This is often untrue as well. Real estate, bank accounts, investments, business interests- they all require the formality of probate to pass legal title to someone else.
Our firm works extensively in Probate. Our focus is to be compassionate, responsive and supportive of the client throughout the process. If you need legal assistance with a loved one’s probate, call us. We can help!
PS: Did you know the entire process can be avoided? It can, but it must be addressed while a person is still alive. If you want to avoid the entire process, call us to learn more.