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Probate is the legal process involving the court to settle and administer an estate of someone who has died (decedent). If the decedent had a will, the court administers the estate according to the terms of the will to determine the heirs and appoint a personal representative. If the decedent dies without a will (intestate), the court will determine the heirs and appoint a personal representative according the intestacy laws. Small estates, those that do not hold real property, can generally be administered through a process that does not require court approval. Complex probate estates may include formal probate filings, the process of gathering assets, paying debts, notifying heirs and creditors, filing and paying taxes, selling estate assets, preparing and providing inventories, petitions to the court and distributing property to the beneficiaries.


Our probate services including the following​

  • Informal probate filings

  • Formal probate filings

  • Notice to creditors

  • Small estate proceedings

  • Affidavits for collection of personal property

  • Estate valuation and collections of benefits

  • Estate asset transfers

  • Estate accounting

  • Real estate transfers

  • Disclaimers

  • Collection of retirement benefits

  • Receipt and release forms from estate beneficiaries

  • Formal estate closing and accounting with the probate court

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