New Haven Probate Attorney
What Does Probate Mean?
Probate is a process that moves through the court and facilitates you or your loved ones’ last will and testament. During the course of probate, the court will determine what if any assets you have, what the value of those assets are, and whether or not you have any outstanding debts that need to be paid. The balance after any distributions will be given to the beneficiary or beneficiaries in the last will and testament as laid out by you or your loved one.
Why Would You Need To Go Through Probate?
Depending on whether or not you or a loved one has left a will, whether that will is contested or not will have an effect on your final affairs and will determine whether or not probate is necessary. In the event that you do not leave a will and the expectation that you may have outstanding bills or debt, probate would be used to close out those debts before any distribution on your estate can be made.
The process varies depending on what state you live in and the circumstances surrounding the death however, any party that possesses the Will of another is required to file that will with a probate court soon after the party has passed on. The steps to open the probate for the estate generally follows the will filing. In most cases, you will also need to file a death certificate. The latter are all part of the authentication of the Last Will and Testament.
Get Proper Support And Guidance From An Experienced New Haven Probate Attorney
During trying times, families turn to compassionate estate planning attorneys for help. Rachel Mirsky is prepared to assist you and your loved ones through the probate process. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help.