ESTATE ADMINISTRATION – PROBATE
Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone has passed away. This process includes:
- Proving in court that a deceased person’s will is valid (if one was created prior to their death)
- Identifying and inventorying the deceased person’s property
- Appraising the property
- Paying debts and taxes
- Distributing the remaining property as the will or state law directs
Typically, probate involves paperwork and court appearances by lawyers. A knowledgeable probate attorney can help your family through this process to minimize stress and ensure that you have time to concentrate on what is most important – the loss of your loved one.