Category Archives: "Probate Attorney"

What are the Steps Involved with the Probate Process?
Probate is the process involved in passing a deceased person’s property to their heirs or beneficiaries named in the decedent’s will.  The court process differs from state to state.  Generally, the following steps are included: Filing the will and petition with the probate court appointing an executor or personal representative. You will need to find out everything the deceased owned so you can file an Inventory (list) with the court. Any bills or bequests should be paid from a...

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The Importance of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney for Probate
An Elder Law Attorney helps the executor of the estate manage the probate process. In other words, I help deal with the legal issues as they arise after an individual passes. An Elder Law Attorney can help to minimize family conflicts Probate can be a period of major clashes in families, particularly when the terms of a Will are less favourable than one or more beneficiaries may wish. I can decrease these pressures and make a smoother probate process for everyone...

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Probate is the legal process through which a person's assets are transferred after their death. The procedure is supervised by a court of law and designed to protect anyone with a legal interest in the deceased person's estate. Probate is used to distribute a decedent's assets not only to beneficiaries, but also to creditors and taxing authorities. The estate lawyers of Elder Law Center of Wisconsin are versed in all areas of probate, wills, estate planning, and trusts and can...

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Assistance Provided By a Probate Attorney to a Personal Representative
When someone dies, the estate of the decedent typically has to go through a legal process known as probate. If the decedent has left behind a Last Will and Testament, the individual named as the Personal Representative in the Will is the person who is responsible for overseeing the estate throughout the probate process. If someone fails to have a will, the State of WI names your beneficiaries and the estate goes through probate. Ideally, a Testator/Testatrix, i.e. a...

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