Royal Solicitors is a law firm providing comprehensive legal representation on probate matters to clients throughout the country. Our Probate attorney has over a decade of experience handling a wide variety of probate matters, and is committed to providing their clients with the exceptional personal attention and thoughtful legal advice they deserve. Here, probate is the court-supervised process of identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, paying the deceased individual’s debts, and distributing all assets to eligible beneficiaries. The Probate Code governs all Royal Solicitors probate proceedings, and in most counties these proceedings take place in a specialized probate division Courts. This allows judges experienced in probate matters to oversee the process. Probate proceedings are required to ensure that a deceased individual’s debts are properly paid off and all financial affairs are concluded, and to ensure that assets properly pass to the correct beneficiaries. This is especially important where there is no will to follow. However, probate is also required even where a valid will is available in order to ensure that all correct procedures are followed.
A probate proceeding must be conducted only when probate assets exist. Probate assets are those assets that are owned solely by the deceased at the time of his or her death. Any assets jointly owned or that indicate a designated beneficiary, such as a life insurance policy, are not subject to probate administration.
Determining which assets are subject to probate can be a complicated matter. Additionally, when an individual designates beneficiaries or leaves no assets in his sole name, this can render a will ineffective, a fact that is often misunderstood. If you are considering your will, or are the beneficiary of assets of someone recently deceased, it is important to find a qualified Probate lawyer who can help you navigate the probate process and determine what your rights and responsibilities may be.
Helping you through the probate process
If you have a family member or close relative who recently passed away, or know that you are the intended beneficiary of a deceased’s assets, you may benefit from the advice and representation of an experienced and knowledgeable probate attorney. Royal Solicitors attoneys are equipped to handle a wide variety of probate matters.
We have experience helping clients deal with issues as simple as inheriting property from a parent, and as complicated as administering an estate based in or outside the country. No matter the level of difficulty, Royal Solicitors Firm is prepared to provide clients with the personalized attention and careful guidance necessary. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your probate issues, you can contact us online.