The legal process through which one’s property is transferred after their death is known as “probate.” This is a court-supervised procedure that is especially pertinent in cases where there is no legally valid estate plan, and deals with issues surrounding debts, taxes, real estate, insurance policies, and more. Many people wish to bypass this tedious and often stressful possibility, and prevent their loved ones from experiencing this after they pass on. Having an experienced probate attorney on your side can help guide you thru this legal process.
With a will in place, the courts will most often carry out these wishes without contest. However, if you die without an estate plan, your surviving family members will have to witness the probate process, and allow for the default laws (called “intestate”) to go into effect. There are also some circumstances where a will may be contested during probate. Because there are many potential scenarios to examine, it’s always a good idea to speak with a qualified estate planning attorney in Seminole. Here at the law office of Julia J. McKee, Esq, we will guide you through your options with confidence and compassion. With a solid estate plan, you can help your loved ones avoid the pain of probate, and offer relief from tax burdens on your gifts of belongings and other assets.
If you want to learn how you can avoid or streamline the probate process, reach out to Julia McKee today. Ask for your free consultation to get started.