PROBATE

t has been said that the only two assurances in life are death and taxes.  Planning properly for the former can reduce the obligation to the latter.  But that is more a matter for Estate Planning.  Once you are talking about Probate, the planning is over.

When a friend or family member passes on, some of their assets transfer to their heir(s) by operation of law (such as by Testamentary Trust or Life Estate).  Others have to transfer to the next of kin by virtue of a court proceeding called a Probate.

When this sad times comes we are here to counsel on whether a probate is needed, for what assets, if any, the probate is necessary for, and to administer the Probate through the court system.  We can administer the probate with or without a Will.  Furthermore, we handle any challenges to the Probate be they by alleged creditors or by parties claiming to be heirs.  We are here to help.