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Overview of the Probate Process

Probate is a complex process which involves seeing that a decedent’s estate is distributed properly. This means seeing that any debts are paid off and that all remaining assets are distributed properly among the rightful heirs. When someone passes away with a will in place, this document can make the probate process considerably easier. The will identifies an executor to oversee the administration of the estate. If no will is present, then the court will be involved in appointing an official administrator who will fill the role of the executor. Because the administrator role is highly important, the appointee will need to go through a somewhat demanding application procedure.

Assistance with Probate Administration

At The Family Matters Law Firm, we provide a full range of services related to probate administration. Administering an estate can be complicated. Many different pieces are involved, and oftentimes administrators need to hire specialized professionals to assist with certain areas. For instance, if the estate includes real property, an appraiser may need to be hired. Or, if the estate includes financial instruments, such as bonds, a CPA or actuary may need to be consulted to determine an optimal distribution strategy. We can provide assistance when outside specialists are needed and ensure that everything is handled properly.

We can provide assistance in the following areas of probate administration: filing registration documents for a will; collecting and appraising assets; filing tax returns on behalf of the estate; selling off the property of the estate; resolving disputes with creditors and settling claims; resolving disputes among heirs; obtaining the release of liability documentation. These are just a few of the more common areas with which we offer assistance. Our firm understands that the probate administration process can be made more difficult because of the powerful emotions which surround it. The passing of a loved one is a traumatic experience, something which often a great deal of time and energy to deal with. At The Family Matters Law Firm, we take the gravity of the situation into account when providing the professional assistance necessary to administer the estate.

 

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Why Choose The Family Matters Law Firm ?

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Legal concerns with family can cause intense stress and have far-reaching effects. This can be especially true when children are involved. You also have a lot of financial interests in a family law case, so you must partner with the right attorney. The team at The Family Matters Law Firm is the right choice for these reasons:

  • We understand family. The Family Matters Law Firm offers our clients a family-friendly environment. We understand how delicate legal issues are with spouses, partners, and children.
  • We speak Spanish. Language barriers shouldn’t be a problem when you work with our firm. We speak Spanish and can understand your personal concerns.
  • We have the experience and skills. Family law is not something anyone should take lightly. Our attorneys have been practicing law for more than 20 years. We understand the critical aspects of family law and the essential steps with each case.

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