Probate

Don’t Allow Probate to Become a Burden for Your Loved Ones

Ever wonder how your affairs will be settled after you pass away? Unfortunately, without effective planning, the administration of your estate will not be as simple as having a loved one read your will and hand out your assets. In many cases, much of your estate will have to pass through the process of probate.

Probate is the legal mechanism whereby a court oversees the distribution of a deceased individual’s assets and ensures that his or her outstanding debts are provided for. Probate tends to be both costly and time-intensive, oftentimes taking months to settle a decedent’s affairs. However, not every estate nor every asset must necessarily pass through the probate process.

We at the Law Offices of Clarke Griffin, LLC can help you properly plan your estate so as to minimize or even completely avoid the probate process. For example, certain trusts can help you pass on property to your loved ones without the need to first pass through probate. To learn more about our estate planning services, click here.

Additionally, for those who will be unable to avoid the prospect of probate, we will work to guide you from start to finish to ensure your wishes are efficiently and effectively carried out, and we will help guide your loved ones throughout this inherently complex process. We can also help you pursue or defend challenges to a loved one’s will in probate court.

Few things are more difficult than the death of a loved one. Nonetheless, without proper planning and guidance, probate can serve to make a loss much harder to bear. We are here to help you start the planning process right now so that your loved ones are not faced with the challenge of probate following your death. But, if probate becomes unavoidable for any reason, let us help make the process as smooth as it can be.

Give us a call to learn more and to set up a consultation regarding your probate needs
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