Probate Information

About Probate

Probate is a court supervised process of authenticating the last will and testament, if one was made, after a person has died. Each state has its own specific laws or “probate codes” in place in order to determine what is required to probate an estate. LEARN MORE

Avoiding Probate

The two main reasons to try and avoid probate are the time and money involved in completing the process.  The only way to avoid probate is to have your assets pass directly to your beneficiaries. LEARN MORE

Costs of Probate

While probate costs can vary from state to state, your estate can end up paying approximately 5% to your attorney and executor for services rendered. Additional costs can include:  court fees, accounting fees, appraisals and business valuation fees, and other miscellaneous fees. LEARN MORE