Probate is the process of distributing a person’s assets to their heirs. It can be simple and over in a few months or complicated and drag out for years. There will likely be assets that need to be accounted for, debts to be paid, deeds to be executed, and tax returns to be prepared. There will always be motions and reports to be filed with the court. Therefore, it is important to have an attorney representing you who knows what needs to be done and will guide you through the probate process.
There are many issues that can arise in a probate, including arguments over whether a will is valid, whether a creditors claim is valid, and how property should be distributed. Personal representatives need someone to advise them. Frequently, heirs need an attorney to assure that the personal representative is actually doing the job correctly. A good attorney can facilitate the efficient probate of the estate. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your probate issues click here or call us at (425) 258-2704 or (866) 415-1705