Probate is the process of distributing the assets of someone who dies either intestate, without a will, or testate, with a will. It is a long process, taking on the average eight months. This troublesome process comes along during the hardest time there is. We are here to help take the burden off of you so you can focus on more important things.
Probate is a time consuming and complicated process. We are here to help make this process simpler and cheaper for you. We offer our services at a cost that is much less than an attorney would charge. Our fee's are flat rate and you never need to worry about hidden fees or charges.
We will prepare all the necessary paperwork for you and help guide you in your responsibilities as the personal representative. We will provide you with secured access so your important documents are easy to access and available anywhere.
We are also here to make sure no time consuming or costly mistakes are made, which can easily happen when you are not familiar with the probate process. Legal rules and procedures can be extremely confusing and hard to navigate alone. We strive to make the process simpler and easy to understand.
This is generally the initial appointment. During the appointment we will collect all of the information that we need from you to complete the probate paperwork. Generally, these appointments take 30 minutes to complete.
This is the initial step to getting the court process started. We will prepare all of the documents that need to be filed with the court. All of the documents we provide are in pleading format, they are not fill in the blank forms. Once the documents are complete you can file them. You will then be issued legal documentation that will give you the right to act as Personal Representative of the estate. Once you have been granted that status we will give notice to all interested parties and publish notice in the newspaper for you.
This step requires all of the decedent’s assets and liabilities to be listed out for review by the court. Assets include real property, such as a home, and personal property, such as a computer, china, furniture, appliances, etc. After we have prepared the inventory forms you will be able to file them with the court and proceed to the next step.
This step is where all of the assets get distributed to the rightful heirs, which is your responsibility to complete. Also during this time debts will need to be paid off and a final tax return will need to be filed. If there is any real property that needs to be transferred we will complete a Deed of Distribution for you to file so that it can be accomplished.
This is the last step in the probate process. At this time a Closing Statement needs to be filed with the court, which we will complete for you. As well as mailing a copy of the statement to any interested parties involved in the case. After the closing statement is filed, you have to wait for approval from the judge, and then your case will be finalized and complete.