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Understanding The Process Of Distributing An Estate Through Probate

If you’ve lost a loved one or are starting the estate planning process, you may have heard the term “probate.” But what exactly is probate, and why is it so important?

Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased person’s assets and paying off any debts they owe. A court oversees this process, and it can take several months to complete.

At Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, we understand that dealing with the legal process of probate can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with the emotions that come with a loss. That is why we are here to guide you through the probate process and answer any questions you may have.

Managing Probate: With Or Without A Will

If the deceased person left a will, the court will follow the instructions outlined in the will to distribute the assets. The court will also appoint an executor to manage the process. If the deceased person did not leave a will, the court will appoint an administrator to manage the distribution of assets according to state law.

Avoiding Or Minimizing Probate

Many people try to avoid or minimize probate because it can be time-consuming and expensive. One way to do this is to create a living trust, which allows assets to be transferred outside of probate.

Contested Wills

In some cases, someone may contest a will, meaning that someone disputes its validity. This can lead to a lengthy legal battle. Still, our experienced attorney can guide you through the process and help you resolve any disputes.

Skilled Estate Planning Support

At Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, our attorney will take the time to understand your goals and wishes and help you navigate the probate process. We know that every situation is unique and will work with you to develop a personalized plan that meets your needs.

With years of experience in creating estate plans and supporting business ownership, we bring a unique perspective to the probate process. Our attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills allow us to provide our clients with the best possible outcomes.

Secure Your Legacy Today

If you need assistance with probate or have questions about the process, contact us today at 512-982-1190 or use our online form to make an appointment. Our offices are located in Kyle and Austin, Texas, and we are ready to help you through this challenging time.