Probate law is the process of ensuring that the directives made in a person’s will are followed exactly.
Administration is the process of disposing of an estate when there is no will. Administration is the more complicated of the two and can result in a more tedious and time-consuming process. Additionally, it results in more court oversight which can be more expensive and difficult for the family.
Whether probating a will or filing an application for the administration, the process is challenging, especially if you have just lost a loved one. Having to organize their estate, dealing with the court and meeting important deadlines, distributing assets and ensuring everyone’s legal rights are respected is extremely complicated. Insurance companies, debt collectors and others will certainly have their own hat to throw into the ring to make things even more confusing. This can result in heated legal battles that require an experienced trial attorney to represent your interests in the estate, whatever they may be. Whether you are the spouse, sibling, descendant or creditor, Carter Law can navigate this rough legal terrain to get you the best outcome possible.
It is never too early to have an estate plan. It doesn’t matter if you are single or have a family of five, if you make minimum wage or have millions in the bank, estate planning matters. You want your wishes to be followed and your family to be taken care of. Losing a loved one is difficult. Don’t make it harder on the ones you leave behind by not having a plan that can reduce court intervention and cost.
Having a Will or Trust at the time of your passing could save your loved ones from burdensome court proceedings, unnecessary expense, and excessive estate taxes.
With digital assets, new types of currency, easier options to buy goods and the ability to own properties throughout the world with the click of a mouse, tracking all the legal and financial aspects of these options can be challenging. This is where an experienced legal team can offer needed guidance. Ourteam can help in planning to avoid unnecessary litigation and complication.
The legislature meets every two years, and they are constantly making changes to the Estate Code, which has a direct impact on how your estate will be handled at the time of your death. It is important to work with a firm that is dedicated to working with clients regularly to keep them apprised of new developments and to ensure their specific needs will be met.