The death of a loved one is an upsetting and stressful time, and the last thing anyone wants to do during such a time is worry about going to court and completing the often-feared probate process. With the help of an experienced attorney, probate doesn’t have to be scary, and you can receive sound advice on how to properly transfer assets and wrap up the estate in a concise and timely manner.
In a testate probate (where the decedent died with a valid Will), and with no familial arguments about inheritance, probate can be quite stress-free. Your attorney will handle the Court filings and will advise the Executor on the process of admitting the Will to probate, receiving Letters Testamentary, and administering the estate until its closing.
Arguments over inheritance, whether in an intestate or testate matter, lead to a “contested” probate case. While any contested matter is often far from pleasant, the help and counsel of an experience attorney can help conclude the matter in the most satisfactory and efficient way possible, so that you and your family can conclude estate affairs and focus your time on healing and moving on with life.