Probate Law Attorneys
Probate is the court-supervised process of administering a deceased person’s estate pursuant to the terms of a will, or in some cases in the absence of a will. The Court appoints an executor (person named in a will) or an administrator (person appointed by the Court if there is no will) to manage the process of collecting and inventorying the deceased person’s assets, notifying creditors and relatives of the death, paying any outstanding debts and liabilities, and distributing assets to beneficiaries.
The Challenges and Pitfalls of Probate
Some of the complexities and challenges people face with probate include:
- Will disputes
- Inventorying property and assets
- Transferring ownership of property and assets
- Distribution of property and assets
- Multiple creditors claims
- Tax payments and filings
- Understanding the fiduciary duties of an executor or administrator
- Legal disputes or lawsuits
These challenges require proper notices to be given, court forms to be filed, and statutory timelines to be met. No one should tackle these challenges alone; particularly when grieving the loss of a loved one.
Probate Is A Complicated Process That We Make Easier
When selecting a probate attorney you want to find someone who is a good fit for you. The probate process can take twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months, or more, and you need a legal team you can trust and feel comfortable with during the process.
At Gold Law we have created a compassionate and effective team of attorneys, paralegals and office staff to make the probate process less stressful and more streamlined for you and your family. We help guide you through the complexities of the probate process and explain each step in clear, simple terms so you remain prepared and at ease. We work closely with you and develop a personal relationship so that we have a deep and clear understanding of your needs and wishes.
Our team of attorneys has decades of experience in probate and estate law. Call us today and you’ll quickly see how we can help make this difficult time in your life easier for you and your family.