The probate process is a formal process that determines how the assets of a deceased person are handled.
Understanding the probate process can help you avoid various disputes and contests that may occur upon the death of a loved one. Some important stages in the state probate process include:
Probate is a time-consuming process that may result in serious disputes over property. A number of legal mechanism exist that enable a person to distributed property upon death while avoiding probate. For example, a person can avoid probate by utilizing trusts, life insurance policies, and joint tenancy.
If you need to file for the probate process, you should contact a lawyer in your area. Your attorney can help you with the filing process and can also make sure that your interests are addressed. Also, your lawyer can represent your interests in the event that a dispute or legal conflict arises during probate.
Last Modified: 08-25-2014 03:30 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
We've helped more than 4 million clients find the right lawyer – for free. Present your case online in minutes. LegalMatch matches you to pre-screened lawyers in your city or county based on the specifics of your case. Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. If so, attorneys respond with an offer to represent you that includes a full attorney profile with details on their fee structure, background, and ratings by other LegalMatch users so you can decide if they're the right lawyer for you.