Steering You in the Right Direction
Attorney Voss Lees has been practicing in the Probate Court for over 33 years. She can efficiently guide you and your family through the probate process.
Many people consider “probate” to be a bad thing and wish to avoid probate at all costs.
To some extent, the media is responsible for having frightened people with the notion that if an estate “goes to probate,” the attorney will overcharge and the process will be complex, long and expensive. In actuality, probate administration is a manageable process that typically involves the orderly transfer of a decedent’s assets, either by will or law.
The Probate Process
The entire probate process has been revamped and streamlined in 2012. However, navigation of the system is often complex. The essential elements of the probate process are:
- Appointment of the executor or administrator of an estate
- Obtaining approval of the will
- Compiling an inventory of estate assets
- Preparing an estate accounting showing all the money in and all the money out)
- Estate tax return preparation or supervision, if necessary
- Obtaining allowance of accounts
- Distribution of estate assets.
The assistance of a competent, experienced attorney provides you a direct route through the probate process and gives you the peace of mind you need during a difficult time.
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