The probate process can be complicated and confusing. Probate laws must be followed to ensure that the estate is administered correctly. Failing to comply with applicable probate laws can cause issues and increased expense. For answers about probate laws and assistance with the process, you should contact our Delaware estate planning lawyers.
What is probate?
Probate is the process of receiving court approval and oversight in the administration of an estate. Probate may be necessary especially in situations where the deceased person did not have a will. Through probate, the court appoints a personal representative or executor to administer the estate in accordance with the directives of the will or otherwise as set forth by Delaware probate law.
If the deceased person owned real property or other types of property titled in their name, then probate may be necessary in order to sell or otherwise transfer that property. Probate is also the process to sort through creditor claims and estate expenses. If heirs or devisees of an estate have disagreements, then the probate court may be utilized to resolve the disputes.
How do probate laws apply?
Probate laws set forth the procedures and rules that must be followed in an estate. Abiding by Delaware probate law is essential to ensure that the estate is administered correctly.
For most issues that arise during estate administration, there are probate laws that provide guidance. A probate attorney can help explain how these laws apply to your case.
Why should you seek out an attorney?
A skilled attorney will help ensure that the probate process is pursued correctly and efficiently. Your attorney will provide legal representation to guide you through the process, help you understand how the laws apply to your case and what to expect. For assistance with probate and other estate matters, contact Woloshin Lynch & Associates.