Not everyone has the opportunity to get their affairs in perfect order before they pass, so sometimes going to probate court is unavoidable. Probate court can be necessary when there is no will, there is a will and non-probate transfers were insufficient to pass title to your property immediately upon your death, there is a dispute over who your property should go to, or a loved one is in need of a court appointed guardian or conservator. Or perhaps you have been named as Successor Trustee of a trust or a personal representative in a will and are in need of legal counsel as you discharge your duties as Trustee or personal representative.
Sometimes a death in the family followed by questions about how the property is going to be distributed triggers intense emotions and disagreements among family members that are akin to a high conflict divorce. A competent probate attorney can be a valuable resource during these difficult times.
The attorney and staff at O’Donnell Law Center are prepared to assist you with:
- Trust administration
- Probating Wills
- Probating the estate when there is no Will