Many of our clients have gone through a process of estate planning and have created trusts which avoid the necessity of probate, but for those situations where probate is required, we can help to simplify and streamline the process for you and your family.
Probate is designed to assure that the property, personal effects, and other assets which were owned by the deceased are transferred to the appropriate beneficiaries after payment of all proper debts and expenses. While this may seem like a simple process, it involves many required procedures, notifications, and court filings, as well as the preparation of required accountings, tax returns, and payment of court fees. Much of this process is done as clerical work and does not involve court proceedings. This can be handled efficiently by our trained and experienced legal assistants under the supervision of an attorney.