Once an individual has passed, too often it is their grieving spouse or children who are left with the challenging issues of probating a person’s estate. Probate is the process by which a court appoints an individual to administer and distribute the assets of the deceased person.
Ideally, we begin managing estates and planning in advance of this eventual certainty. Approached in this manner, probate can be quick and less emotionally painful for the surviving family.
However, if your loved one has already passed without advanced estate and probate planning, you will need immediate assistance in settling their affairs.