Probate is simply the process by which the State ensures that your property is distributed according to your wishes and in accordance with state law. If you have property, it must be distributed. The State has an interest in making sure your property is distributed lawfully, according to either your wishes, which you may express in a will, or, in the absence of a will, according to the state’s statutory formula upon your death.
What is Probate?
What happens during Probate?
If you have a will, your will controls the distribution of your estate, and the court will supervise that distribution, ensuring that your wishes are attended to properly and appropriately. Without a will, the probate court in your area will appoint someone as the administrator of your estate (not necessarily someone known to you) to distribute the property in accordance with the state laws.
Why Choose Decoro Law for Probate?
Bridget-Michaele Reischl can sensitively assist individuals and families when a loved one passes away. She carefully manages the complicated issues that arise when you are at your most vulnerable and overwhelmed. Let her guide you through the process of what happens next, and assist you with any probate needs you may have.