Probate is a legal process that that takes place after someone dies. It includes proving a deceased person’s will, identifying and giving inventory to their property, assigning value to that property, paying taxes and debts, and distribution of what’s left as the will or law directs.
After a person dies, the person named executor (this may be court appointed if one was not designated), files paperwork with the court system. Once the will is proven valid and lists of property is given to the court, then assets, and debt along with who should inherit what’s left. The process can take a few months to a year.
As you can see the process can take a long time and can be complicated. It can take even longer when there is a probate dispute. A probate dispute is where more than one beneficiary disagrees oh how the assets should be divided.
Can probate be avoided all together? Can I get help with my wills and trust? Do all the assets have to go through probate when someone dies? Who is responsible for handling probate? Should I plan to avoid probate?
Call an attorney today that can assist with all probate matters; Leo M. Flynn, Esquire of Martins Mill Legal Center, LLC. at 215-305-6222 now!
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