At Eastman Estate Planning, PLLC, we are skilled in the important area of probate law. We often assist families or individuals through the difficult time of loss by tackling the unpleasant aspects of your loved ones affairs, such as court proceedings and documentation.
When the death of a loved one inevitably comes, the difficulty of that loss can be compounded by the financial affairs and obligations that immediately ensue. What if that loved one had debt? What if they owe taxes? Inheritances don't just automatically fall into the laps of their loved ones. Professional representation is almost always required to iron out these affairs.
What is probate court?
The purpose of probate court is to determine what should be done with the assets of a deceased person. The probate court has a process to make sure that debts and taxes get paid with whatever assets are left behind after someone dies. After all payments that are required by law are squared away, the remaining assets are transferred to the beneficiaries or heirs. When a person creates a trust with a legal professional, probate court can often be bypassed. But when court becomes necessary to manage the affairs of a deceased person, the professionals at the Eastman Trusts Law Firm are qualified to represent your family and make the process easy for you.