Here at Trusted Legal Document Services, Inc. we provide complete
Probate services from small estates to full probate.
What is Probate?
Probate is the legal process through which the court oversees how an estate will be distributed. If you signed a last will, your estate passes to the beneficiaries named. If not, your estate passes to relatives based on state law. Generally, a formal probate action is required if an estate includes real property. But in many states, probate isn't required and other legal remedies are available if the estate is of minimal value. If you do not have a last will, the court will assign someone to manage your estate and its distribution, which will be based on your state's laws.
But What Does this Mean?
Probate means that there is a court case that deals with:
Deciding if a will exists and is valid;
Figuring out who are the decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries;
Figuring out how much the decedent’s property is worth;
Taking care of the decedent’s financial responsibilities; and
Transferring the decedent’s property to the heirs or beneficiaries.
Probate is required when property is in the owner’s name without a designated beneficiary when the owner passes away. Property that doesn’t require probate is property held in trust, in joint tenancy or community property with the right of survivorship.
Our services include the preparation and filing of your court documents and scheduling of the required hearings without the need to hire a lawyer.
Our fees are a fraction of what the attorney’s charge for a Probate proceeding. Please call for a quote!