Probate is the judicial process that distributes a person’s assets after they die. The Probate Court takes an inventory of the deceased’s assets and liabilities and distributes those assets after paying any outstanding debts. In most states, probate is required even if there is a Will. The probate process can take up to two years and costs thousands in fees. If you want to avoid probate entirely to make things easier for your loved ones when you die, you can distribute your assets through a Revocable Living Trust.
For our Probate service, our fee is $1,500 up front then $500/month until the process is completed. This process usually takes 6 – 12 months. This cost does not include the filing fee of $511.50 ($465 plus $46.50 e-filing fee).
We are not attorneys. We help you prepare and file all necessary paperwork and serve all interested parties. We do not represent you in court. You will need to attend the hearing on your own and represent yourself.
The entire probate process can be discussed in a consultation prior to engaging our services. Contact us to schedule a meeting.