When a loved one passes away with a will based estate plan, his or her assets must be distributed to beneficiaries through a court-managed process called probate. During the probate process, the assets of a deceased individual are managed and distributed under the supervision of the court. Every probate case is unique, but all follow basic steps – At death your loved one’s will must be filed at the courthouse, proven to be the correct will, the assets collected, debts paid, various tax returns filed and distribution made to the beneficiaries as directed under the loved one’s will.
The probate process requires a number of decisions being made, correct probate documents being signed and filed and the transfer of assets pursuant to the individual’s testamentary plan. The Law Offices of Edward R. Cainglit provides timely and efficient counsel in handling the probate process, providing peace of mind for the executor and family during this difficult time.