Probate

If an estate contains assets exceeding $150,000, it can be subject to probate. This complicated legal process is full of strict deadlines and constraints. The smallest mistake can prolong it further, while increasing money owed to creditors and attorneys, compromising property titles, and opening vulnerability to tax issues.

The stakes in probate court are high. Luckily, we have successfully navigated this system countless times, and are highly visible within probate court. Our attorneys clearly map out court appearances and deadlines, and stand by your side throughout the entire process.

case study

Amy’s mother was fiercely independent and refused to agree to a living trust. When she suddenly died, her home (worth $800,000) and stock portfolio (worth $200,000) seemed to be left in limbo. A probate case was opened, appointing Amy as administrator. As Amy’s attorneys, we worked efficiently to inventory the assets, schedule and meet court deadlines, and close the probate within a year.