Guiding You Through The Probate And Estate Administration Process
When a loved one passes away, it is not uncommon for families to feel overwhelmed by the probate process. Even for a simple estate, it can be daunting.
At Robertson, Oswalt & Associates, in Little Rock, Arkansas, our attorneys represent clients facing probate issues.
What Is Probate?
The term probate refers to the process that courts use to determine how the assets in a person’s estate are distributed after he or she passes away. In most cases, the probate process includes:
- Finding a person’s will and other estate plan documents and identifying the person specified to serve as the personal representative. If there is no will, the court will appoint someone.
- The personal representative works to identify all assets of the deceased, as well as to collect any income owed to the deceased and pay any debts.
- Once all assets have been identified and debtors paid, the personal representative must then obtain a death certificate in order to distribute assets to the deceased’s heirs.
Of course, the probate process is often complex and can include will contests and other estate litigation. Our lawyers advise our clients about their options, what to expect in probate and how to proceed. We provide each client with individual attention and advice personally tailored to meet their needs and goals.