Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always a painful experience. When you mix in the fact that you now have to transfer their assets to the appropriate beneficiaries, it can make the process far more complicated. Leaving a trust and a will helps alleviate many problems.
But what if your loved one didn’t complete a will or trust, or there are personal and/or legal issues with either one? What happens then? Probate would be the next step. Probate relates to all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of assets from an estate, whether there is a will (testate) or not (intestate).
Beginning the process of probate can be a difficult challenge for most people due to the infinite complexities involved.
Below are the fundamental steps to identify the need for probate and how to begin.
– First, Determine whether there is a will.
– Second, Gather the appropriate documents, including the death certificate, will, inventory of assets, debts owed, etc.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what is needed to identify the need for probate and the starting point of probate, you need to contact a professional probate law firm or probate attorney who can help you with all of the legalities of this process.
Our probate attorney is always here to help you better understand probate law and to help you with your probate case.
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