The legal process that follows after a person’s death is called the Probate process. Probate laws are very intricate and confusing, and many times, if a person has not adequately defined his/her final wishes, then his/her family can be left fighting extensive and costly legal battles that can last long periods of time, leaving families drained, in financial trouble, and sometimes even homeless.
Reasons to have a Probate Process Attorney
Having an attorney like Bubba Cromer to help with this probate process from the very beginning guarantees an accurate handling of the transfer of your loved one’s property. Furthermore, Probate Court Attorney Bubba Cromer prides himself in handling with great care this sometimes emotional and sensitive process. He will always strive to see that this process is as smooth and civil and dignified as humanly possible.
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Whether a loved one has died testate (with a Last Will and Testament) or intestate (without a Last Will and Testament), his or her estate will need to be probated in the Probate Court if there are any assets in his or her name. If a loved one died owning any interest in real estate, the probate process is extremely important as a new Deed to the property will have to be recorded in the county where the property is situated to transfer ownership of said property.
It is very important to begin the probate process as soon as possible after the death of a loved one, as dealing with creditors/debtors needs to begin right away. There are detailed forms that will need to be filed with the Court disclosing information regarding the decedent’s assets. Probate Attorney Bubba Cromer will ensure that your loved one’s last wishes are followed and that his or her assets are properly transferred so that future problems can be avoided.
An inventory of the decedent’s assets will need to be filed with the court disclosing any and all assets in which the decedent had an interest. This includes, but is not limited to, real estate, stocks, checking accounts, life insurance policies, jointly owned property, interest in life estates, retirement accounts, vehicles, etc.
After the 8-month creditor claim period expires, a Final Accounting of all money received into and spent out of the estate will need to be accounted. Final distribution of the property will need to be made and all real estate will need to be transferred.
Probate Attorney Bubba Cromer is ready to help with this process from the very beginning to guarantee you get an accurate handling of the transfer of your loved one’s property.
IN ANY EVENT, PROBATING AN ESTATE IS MUCH EASIER ON YOUR SURVIVING LOVED ONE(S) AND YOUR PREPLANNING WILL BE APPRECIATED. CALL CROMER LAW OFFICES, LLC TO BEGIN THIS IMPORTANT PROCESS RIGHT AWAY.