A probate lawyer can assist with the legal process that takes place after someone dies. Probate administration is the process of proving that a will is genuine to a probate court. Several types of assets comprise a probate estate, including all assets that are held in the decedent’s (deceased’s) name along with all assets the decedent owned as a tenant in common with one or more other persons.
Lawyers and court fees are paid from the estate property; heirs are not expected to pay for this process from their own funds. Probate also involves identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property, having the property in question appraised, paying debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining property as the will (or state law, if there is no will) directs. We will handle all paperwork and attend required court appearances to manage your case.