Losing a loved one can be an emotional and confusing time, and you may be facing the probate process with a great deal of apprehension. The probate process is complicated, but the stress and difficulty of "probating" a loved one's estate can be reduced with the help of the attorneys at the Law Offices of 194 W. Johnstown Road.
THE PROBATE PROCESS:
"Probating" your estate is simply a series of legal procedures in which the probate court makes sure that any taxes, debts and expenses owed by your estate are paid, and that all of your remaining assets are properly distributed among heirs and beneficiaries.
Essentially, the probate process is designed to ensure the orderly transfer of property and assets. However, this process can seem far from orderly. If ambiguity in estate planning documents has left questions about the distribution of assets, litigation may be inevitable.Too, if there is not a valid will, further problems may arise.
Information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Please contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys regarding your issues.
An Introduction to Probate
The Probate process doesn't have to be hard. Click on the PDF icon to access an informational packet written by Attorney Peter Riddell.
Web Source: The American Bar Association
Click on the icon to access an informational article written by the American Bar Association.