Probate is the legal process of sorting out someone’s affairs after their death. While some estate plans can avoid the probate process entirely, many people will find themselves involved in administering the estate of a parent or other family member at some point.
The last thing many grieving family members want to do is attend to legal and financial matters. Worse, if there is not a clear will or estate plan in place, descendants may find themselves arguing over how the estate should be distributed.
You do not have to face this alone. The lawyers at Monohan & Blankenship are here to help.
Since 1972, our firm has supported people going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. It is highly likely we have helped people in similar situations to yours.
What Happens During The Probate Process?
Ideally, an estate will proceed through probate without contest. If this is the case, the process will involve:
- Collecting all income, property and rights of the deceased person (call the decedent)
- Paying any debts and taxes
- Distributing the property according to the will of the decent
Any disputes over the distribution of property will also need to be resolved during the probate process. Working with an attorney can help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
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The probate process can be complicated, especially during an already difficult time. We are here for support.