Legal Assistance in a Time of Grief
The loss of a loved one is overwhelming, both emotionally and financially, which only worsens the already complex process of dealing with estate and probate matters. Bailey Law is compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable in probate law, and can guide you through the many requirements to successfully probate an estate.
When Is Probate Required?
When someone dies with a will, the will must be proven to be a true and accurate document, and in order for it to be proven, it must be probated in court. If there is no will, the court must still appoint the personal representative or executor. The family members and friends cannot simply divide the property. Not following the proper legal procedures can lead to further legal problems, disputes, and arguments. The probate process can be challenging and time-consuming, with technical requirements that only experienced probate attorneys are fully trained to fulfill.
The probate attorneys at Bailey Law are here to help in any type of probate.
What Is Probate?
A will requires that the probate court determine that the will is valid. If there is no will, the process will still be required to provide for distribution to the heirs as determined by the court. Then a personal representative, usually named in the will by the decedent, is appointed. The personal representative then has several responsibilities, including:
It may seem overwhelming, but our experienced probate attorneys can make the process simple for you.