Probate is sometimes undertaken in a deceased persons estate to address claims and transfer the assets to the proper beneficiaries. Some estates can be transferred without a full probate proceeding. Contacting a probate attorney is the easiest and quickest way to determine if a probate is necessary. A probate proceeding can be challenged for a number of reasons. Our firm is experienced in the probating of estates and in probate challenges.
Probate is really a good procedure, despite the fears many of us have. The role of probate is to put a responsible person (personal representative) in charge of the affairs of a person who has passed away (decedent). This personal representative then pulls together the assets, pays the bills and distributes the remaining estate to the rightful heirs. Probate can take many forms dependent upon whether the decedent had a Will, Trust, or neither. Also, form of asset ownership changes the required process. Overall, asset value can modify the type of proceeding required.