TRUST ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE
If your family has experienced the loss of a family member, our law firm can assist you with the legal process that occurs when a loved one passes away. Our law firm strongly believes that a wisely drafted, carefully executed estate plan is the critical component of a family’s wealth management. Our firm’s guiding principle is to provide families with quality Trust Administration and Probate services tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals.
We offer free, no obligation consultations for any family who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
STEPS TO TAKE WITH A WILL
If your loved one had a Will, the family will go through a process called Probate. The basic steps that will need to happen is: Locate the Last Will and Testament, Probate the Will at the local Courthouse, Gather the Assets and Report them on an “Inventory,” Pay Creditors, Distribute to Beneficiaries, and Close the Estate. While this seems like a simple process, the average probate takes longer than one (1) year to settle… this is why many families use a living trust to avoid the probate process.