Guiding You Through the Probate Process
Probate is a court-supervised process during which the following takes place:
Upon a decedent’s passing, a beneficiary will file a petition of probate with the court to officially appoint the executor or administrator of the estate. At this time, estate planning attorneys may need to search for beneficiaries or next of kin to notify them of the decedent’s passing and the probate process.
When appointed, the executor or administrator manages the estate by:
After the executor or administrator completes the duties in the probate process, a petition must be filed to distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries per court order.
We have experience with probate administration and probate litigation, working with executors and administrators, beneficiaries, and others involved in the probate of estates. Our office will advise you — no matter your role in the probate process — to ensure a seamless process where possible and generate targeted solutions for you should you require a more creative approach.
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