Probate

Micheli, Baldwin, Mortimer, McLendon & Whitacre LLP Attorneys At LawProbate
Micheli, Baldwin, Mortimer, McLendon & Whitacre LLP Attorneys At Law
Probate

Probate

When you lose a loved one often the last thing on your mind is how to settle their Estate. You might be experiencing grief, deep sadness or relief.

When you lose a loved one often the last thing on your mind is how to settle their Estate. You might be experiencing grief, deep sadness or relief. Whatever you emotional state is, you undoubtedly will be overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done to settle your loved one's Estate. Our experienced probate attorneys will help you maneuver through these obstacles. Let the experienced attorneys at Micheli, Baldwin, Mortimer, McLendon & Whitacre, LLP help you through the probate process.

Whatever you emotional state is, you undoubtedly will be overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done to settle your loved one's Estate. Our experienced probate attorneys will help you maneuver through these obstacles. Let the experienced attorneys at Micheli, Baldwin, Mortimer, McLendon & Whitacre, LLP help you through the probate process.

Probate Attorneys - When is Probate Necessary?

Do you need to probate a will? Why go through probate? These are common questions posed to our Probate Attorneys.

You may not be required to go through probate unless the estate has assets in excess of $100,000 or the person who died had real estate. If one of these criteria exist, you are better off probating the estate. This is not to say that estates that have less than $100,000 in assets or where no real property is owned cannot be probated. In fact, any estate can go through probate. Sometimes you have to probate an estate simply to be able to transfer or sell the assets.

So what does probate do for you? There are basically four things that probate does. The court will determine whether or not there is a valid will. The court will appoint the personal representative of the will. The personal representative is usually the person who was appointed by the deceased person in the will to administer the estate. If there is no will, the court will appoint someone to do the administration. The administrator then is given the power to identify the debts and notify creditors of the estate, identify those who will inherit from the estate, pay the bills of the estate, distribute the property and execute legal documents transferring interest in the property to those who have inherited it and to close the estate. Notifying creditors and closing the estate are two critical steps to probate. Once the creditors have been notified, they are limited by time to collect on the debts from the estate after which time they are barred from collecting. Probate protects the distribution of property from the estate.

Our Attorneys, in handling a probate, will create the necessary documents for the estate administrator, file the documents and advise the personal representative on what their duties are, how to best go about those and what they must and must not do. In addition, once the probate has been completed, our Probate Attorneys close the estate. This protects the estate from any further claims.

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