Wills Probate and Estate
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Frequently Asked Questions
The probate process is a legal proceeding that deals with the distribution of a deceased person’s estate. It is necessary when there is property or assets that need to be transferred to the deceased person’s beneficiaries.
A will is a legal document that outlines how a person’s assets and property will be distributed after their death. It is important to have a will to ensure that your wishes are carried out and to avoid confusion or disputes among family members.
If there is no will or estate plan in place, the distribution of the deceased person’s assets will be determined by the laws of the state in which they lived. This can lead to complications, disputes, and unintended consequences.
Yes, it is possible to challenge a will or the distribution of an estate. However, there must be valid legal grounds for doing so, such as undue influence or fraud. An attorney can assist in determining whether there are grounds for a challenge and can represent you in court if necessary.
An attorney can assist you in navigating the probate process, drafting a will or estate plan, representing you in court if necessary, and advising you on how to minimize taxes and protect your assets. They can also assist in resolving disputes among family members and ensuring that your wishes are carried out.