Probate is the court-supervised transfer of property from a deceased person to his or her heirs. We work closely with you to navigate the probate process as quickly and expeditiously as possible and to ensure that any questions you have regarding the process are addressed in a timely fashion.
Some steps of probate include:
Although most everyone attempts to avoid Probate, there are some benefits of working through the Probate process. It ensures that the debts of the deceased are paid and, because creditors have a finite amount of time to respond to the notice, it cuts off the creditor claims if the creditors do not respond in a timely fashion. Creditors that are unknown by the end of the probate process are unable to collect on their debt. This serves an important public purpose of finality and faith that the heir or devisee receiving the property won't be surprised by a creditor later asserting a claim against that property. Of course, the probate process also serves the purpose of distributing a person’s assets according to their Will.