All of our attorneys are experienced in all facets of the probate process. We assist our clients through this difficult and often confusing time. We work hard to make the probate process as stress-free as possible.
Probate is a legal process whereby a court oversees the distribution of assets left by the deceased’s Will, or according to intestate laws if no will exists. Assets are anything a person owns with value, such as real and personal property and cash. However, probate is not always required. If an individual dies leaving few assets then those may be distributed without court supervision; alternatively if assets were held in a co-ownership those assets pass automatically to the surviving co-owner.
Probate is used to clear title to land, stocks and bonds, any accounts held in the deceased’s name, collect debts owed to the deceased, and settle disputes between beneficiaries or heirs.