Conservators: Mara Raven
Mara Raven Spence
What is Probate?
Probate is the legal procedure a family must go through when a person passes away with assets in his/her name only.
Why is Probate necessary?
The main function of probate is to transfer the title of the decedent’s property to his or her heirs and/or beneficiaries. If there is no property to transfer, there is usually no need for probate.
Another purpose of probate procedure is to provide for the payment of outstanding debts and taxes of the estate, for setting a deadline for creditors to file claims (thus foreclosing any old or unpaid creditors from haunting heirs or beneficiaries) and for the distribution of the remainder of the estate’s property to ones’ rightful heirs or beneficiaries.
How can the Jordan Balkema Elder Law Center assist you?
The attorneys of the Jordan Balkema Elder Law Center have provided assistance to hundreds of families who have required the legal knowledge necessary to manage the probate procedure maze. We will make the probate process as easy as possible by giving detailed explanations and by promptly addressing any concerns you may have.