When you pass on, you hope that your family does not get caught up in a long probate process. Not only can this take a long time to settle, but it can be costly. On top of this, it is possible that some of your loved ones may "lock horns" during this time.
Some of the issues often associated with probate include:
-- Contested will litigation.
-- Guardianship over a child or adult.
-- Disputes associated with trusts.
Probate can be emotional for those involved, as these people are grieving the loss of a loved one while trying to make all the right decisions to honor that person.
If you are creating an estate plan, there are things you can do to help your assets avoid probate. For example, you can create a trust to do so. On the flipside, if you are personally dealing with issues of probate, you need to understand the laws as well as your legal rights.
At our law firm, we understand that probate can lead to a variety of concerns. It is our goal to help you put this difficult time in the past, sooner rather than later.
You can learn more about probate and estate planning by searching our website and blog. From there, contact us online or via phone to share information regarding your situation. We have helped people in every situation imaginable, so you should never feel that you are alone.
The only thing that matters is that you get the advice you need to avoid any additional probate questions or concerns.