Losing a loved one evokes many emotions that can make it difficult to deal with the legal issues that arise after death. Most people find the probate process expensive, lengthy, and confusing. Often times dealing with attorneys and probate courts is the last thing a person wants to think about after they have lost someone they love. We can help you determine which assets need to be probated and guide you through the probate process from start to finish. We will work with you to get your loved one’s estate in and out of probate as quickly as possible without costing you a fortune.
What is Probate?
Probate is the legal process whereby the estate of a deceased person is administered by determining that the will of the deceased was executed with all legal formalities, that the claims against the deceased are resolved, and that the deceased person’s property is distributed according to the will.
Is Probate Expensive?
Depending on the size and complexity of the estate, the cost to probate an estate can range from 2-7% of the value of the estate. So for an estate worth $100,000, the cost of probate will range between $2,000 and $7,000.
How long will it take to Probate an estate?
The length of time to probate an estate will depend on the size and complexity of the estate. However, on average, it will take between 9 and 18 months to probate an estate. Not all property or all estates need to be probated.