Probate can be a lengthy and stressful process associated with notifications, numerous court procedures, and a multitude of filing requirements. In some situations, the probate process can lead to contentions and disputes among the family members of the deceased. As you prepare for the probate process, it may be helpful to know what to expect as you navigate these waters.
Most probate proceedings include the following steps:
- The will is given to the court and a petition is filed for the will to undergo probate.
- The estate’s assets are evaluated, and any debts and liabilities are paid.
- Any disputes are resolved through litigation.
- Assets may be liquidated, and real estate may be sold to pay the beneficiaries.
- A petition for remaining assets to be distributed to beneficiaries is made.
- The estate’s assets are transferred to the beneficiaries.
Having an experienced probate administration attorney on your side can make this process go more smoothly for you and your family members, and ultimately help you preserve your deceased family member’s true intentions.
At Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions of the Piedmont, we have a wealth of knowledge regarding the probate administration process and extensive experience handling these types of cases. We are equipped to provide helpful guidance throughout all aspects of the probate administration process, including working diligently to protect beneficiary rights, resolve any disputes effectively, and ensure all of the estate’s assets are distributed according to the terms of the will.
Contact us today to discuss your probate administration needs and to find out more about how we can guide you throughout this process.