Every day, many families experience the loss of a loved one. If this is you or someone in your family, it is important that you have a clear picture of all your options, including how to handle property and assets held in the estate. We can help provide a roadmap during the probate process and also help you avoid some common mistakes.
The estate will be handled by a named executor or representative according to a valid will, if one exists, or by someone appointed by the court, or by a living trust.
The named executor or representative must file a petition in the court of jurisdiction in the county where the deceased was living at the time of death.
If you do not feel comfortable filing on your own, you should seek professional legal advice from a qualified attorney.
Examples of important questions you may have at the passing of a loved one may include:
- What am I supposed to do first?
- Do I need an attorney?
- Do I need to file for probate?
- Do I need to sell the house? If so, when, for how much? Are there tax implications for the beneficiaries?
- How do I handle the debts of the estate?
- How do I handle the different assets of the estate which may include personal property, real property and investments?
- How long will all this take and what are the steps and in what order should the steps be taken?
- What does it mean that I have a fiduciary responsibility to the estate and the heirs, and is there risk involved for me?
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