We can help you navigate the intricacies of probate law and craft a beneficial estate that establishes your personal wishes.
Probate law has a negative connotation to it, especially in the world of estate planning, and most people are concerned with how to avoid it. While most people will agree that avoiding probate is a good idea, it is also helpful to understand the probate law process, so you can formulate the best plan for yourself as you develop your estate plan. Here at NorthPointe Law Group, we can help you navigate the intricacies of probate law and craft a beneficial estate that establishes your personal wishes.
To put it simply, probate is a legal process that deals with the debts and assets a person leaves behind when they die. By default, the probate process is always supervised by the court, and the process can deal with all aspects of estate administration, including the following:
- Proving that the will is valid, if one exists
- Make sure all debts and applicable taxes are paid
- Identifying relatives and other heirs
- Distributing any assets named in the will to heirs
- Coming up with a total of assets included in the estate
In most cases, the probate process usually begins when the deceased person’s representative goes to the probate court and files a death certificate along with an application for letters. When the court formally closes the estate, the probate process ends.
We would be more than happy to provide further information about probate law and how it applies to your personal estate or to the administration of a deceased loved one’s estate. Reach out to us at NorthPointe Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.