Nebraska residents are sometimes perplexed by the amount of options that are available when it comes to estate planning. Likewise, they are oftentimes unsure of the probate process, when the need to get through that legal issue arises. While there are definitely situations in which complex issues can arise in estate planning, or contentious problems pop up in probate court, the reality is that carefully considering your options may help you get through these problems more smoothly.
Planning is crucial
When it comes to estate planning, the key is right there in the name – “planning.” After all, an estate plan is intended to plan out how a person’s assets will be distributed upon death, but can also include more comprehensive topics, such as power of attorney documents and a living will. When you are coming up with a plan, it is important to consider all possible eventualities. If you do this during the estate planning process, your finalized plan will likely be well-suited for use when it is needed.
Probate, on the other hand, may not be as easy to plan for. But, the “planning” part for probate actually needs to occur a step earlier – in the estate planning process. A solid estate plan will be resistant to challenges in probate court and, as a result, the probate process can proceed more smoothly. However, if challenges do arise in probate court, planning out the litigation process usually is not impossible.
At our law firm, we understand that Nebraska residents want to get it right when it comes to estate planning and probate. We do our best to attempt to make sure our clients know all of the available options. For more information, please visit the estate planning and probate overview section of our law firm’s website.