Probate Administration is a judicial process when someone wants the local Probate Court to give them permission to access or have ownership rights to an estate (assets) of a deceased or incapacitated person. The process of Probate Administration is a default judicial process for someone who has not planned ahead in regard to their incapacity or death and how it relates to their estate. Unfortunately, we can not take our estate with us after we pass away but our loved ones may need to use the estate we have left behind for them to continue living with the benefit of the estate we leave behind.
Probate Administration is not a bad thing nor process. It is necessary and benefits society. It is certainly not your only option as well. For those who simply drafted and executed a simple Will or have failed to even create a Will then their estates will endure the judicial process of Probate Administration. Below is a simple timeline of the Probate Administration Process for your review.
Also, you will notice that there are public notices from the Probate Courts indicating that all Probate Case Matter and Mental Health Matters will now take place in one (1) central court for each county. The process of Probate Administration remains the same but court resources are limited and locations. Therefore the time to administer an estate in Probate Court is taking considerably longer and is more expensive.
Download the list of Probate Fees and copies of recent Public Notices
If you have a situation where a loved one has not prepared an estate plan or simply created a Will and they are now incapacitated or deceased, please call our law office for an initial consultation to review the facts of the case matter. Our law office has hundreds of Probate Case Matters and we are very efficient and know the Court Process very well to move your case matter along.
Please call the law office to schedule an appointment or contact us through our website.