Probate is the process by which the court will oversee a will and set about paying creditors and distributing assets. It is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney to ensure the probate process runs smoothly.
Putting The Deceased’s Affairs In Order
The Little Rock probate lawyers at Worsham Law Firm, P.A., have more than 30 combined years of experience guiding clients through these emotionally challenging times. The process of probating an estate can encompass several factors, including:
- Inventorying the estate’s assets
- Assessing the value of the entire estate
- Notification of creditors and beneficiaries
- Paying off the estate’s debt
- Distribution of assets to heirs
Probating an estate is similar to a litigation process. To be successful, an attorney must be organized, determined and realistic in working through disputes and collecting information. Our extensive trial litigation experience helps us anticipate obstacles and overcome them. When family members disagree on aspects of the will, it might be necessary to settle the matter in court.
Losing a family member can be an emotional time in anyone’s life. When there are perceived errors or slights in that individual’s will, it can lead to animosity and disagreements among the surviving family members. In certain circumstances, there can be a range of disputes as an estate moves through probate. These disputes can cover topics such as mistakes in the will, undue influence, fraud or duress. Often one heir will challenge the capabilities of the executor. Our firm is experienced in providing legal advice and representation to individuals wishing to settle these disputes through litigation.