Probate Administration, in any form, is required when someone dies (the “decedent”) owning an asset that is titled in their name alone, and that asset does not have a beneficiary designation. A formal Probate is the administration of a decedent’s estate under the auspices of the Probate Court.
- Did a loved one die with or without a Will?
- Did they die owing assets titled in their name alone?
- Did these assets lack a beneficiary designation?
- Does the deceased estate have creditors?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, the decedent’s estate is required to be administered through a Probate Procedure.
Because of the complexity of the Probate process it is vitally important for the responsible party (Executor/Administrator) and their attorney to be familiar with local hearing practices and have experience and knowledge with Probate Laws.
Probate Administrations are complex, convoluted, and frustrating – even the “simple” ones.
Copenbarger & Copenbarger LLP can and will help you through the Probate process.