After the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is legal matters. It is our goal, with our clients, to have a solid estate plan in place, and avoid the need for probate. However, sometimes clients have improperly funded a trust, or they hired a document prep-service for certain matters, causing holes in an estate plan. If you are in this position, we are here to help in this process. We understand the process can be challenging, stressful, and time-consuming, especially when trying to meet tricky deadlines and deal with family dynamics at the same time.
Hiring a probate attorney is an essential step to ensure the estate of the deceased is distributed efficiently. Our first step is to investigate whether probate is even necessary, as many banks and other institutions will, incorrectly, advise that an asset should be subjected to probate. If the matter must proceed, we provide legal guidance, handle court proceedings, mitigate family disputes, and prevent potential legal battles that will, unnecessarily, lessen the value of the estate when it comes time to distribute to heirs. Call us for help and guidance.