When a family member or friend passes away, it is a difficult and emotional time. In addition to the grieving process, there are usually legal hurdles to jump over in order to settle someone’s estate. More often than not, this is accomplished through a process called probate.
What is probate?
Probate is a legal process that includes the collection and distribution of a decedent’s assets. It also involves paying off any debts someone may have had at the time of their death. Probate begins with the filing of a death certificate, followed by the appointment of an executor by the relevant state court. The executor is responsible for gathering the deceased person’s assets, paying any outstanding debts to creditors, and ultimately distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries. If the deceased person had a will, they almost certainly nominated someone to be executor. If they did not have a will, the court will work with interested parties in order to appoint an executor.
If you or someone you know has an interest in an estate or has the priority to serve as executor of an estate, it is important to seek legal guidance to help with the probate process. This is where Mason Law & Planning comes in. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the complexities involved with probate. We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one, and our goal is to make things as easy and straightforward as possible for you and those around you. Let us help you navigate the legal process, while you focus on remembering your loved one.
What We Do:
In addition to assisting clients through probate, we can also work with clients to ensure that their estates are not subject to probate upon their passing. Whether you need our help with the probate of an estate for someone close to you, or you need our help to ensure your assets are not subject to this process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how Mason Law works to protect your legacy.
the action or process of proving before a competent judicial authority that a document offered for official recognition and registration as the last will and testament of a deceased person is genuine.
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