PROBATE

When a loved one passes away, it may be necessary to go through the probate process in Court to distribute the decedent’s assets accordingly. While most probate cases are uncontested and the probate attorney will pay any debts, taxes, and oversee the distribution of assets, some cases do become contested. A Will is most commonly contested when an heir argues that the decedent was incapacitated that the time he/she signed the Will, the Will was improperly drafted, or the decedent was improperly influenced when he/she executed the Will. It is important to have an attorney that understands the probate process to support you during this difficult time.