When an individual dies, that person’s estate needs to be distributed properly, in accordance with their wishes. To make sure this happens correctly, the probate process has been created. In probate, a variety of important tasks will be completed, including authenticating the last will and testament, making sure final bills and debts are paid, and more. Unfortunately, some people have a negative association with probate, as they have run into various headaches along the way. To make this process easier on you and your family, consider hiring a probate attorney.
Helpful Even with a Will
Some families assume that it will be easy to settle their loved one’s estate because they had a last will and testament in place. And, to be sure, a valid will makes everything a lot easier. However, the simple presence of a will doesn’t mean things will be automatic, as there are still probate steps to complete. It’s possible that the will could be contested, depending on the various parties involved, family history, and more. So, even in a case where there is a will in place, it still might be necessary to bring in a probate attorney to work through the process.
Get It Right
You don’t want to make a mistake during the probate process, if you can avoid it. A filing error could cause a delay in how the case moves through the probate court, which would draw out an experience that everyone involved would like to be wrapped up as soon as possible. By working with a probate attorney, you can get answers to all of your questions and receive valuable guidance on how to move through this process correctly. While it’s unlikely that this probate experience will be something you remember fondly, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Get the right help and get down to work on wrapping this matter up correctly.
If you would like a free consultation to discuss your elder law and estate planning needs, please contact The Law Offices of Kimberly K. Muenter, P.A. today. We are excited to serve you!