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“Probate” is often the term for the court supervised process of administering a decedent's estate either by the terms of the will or if there is no will or trust, by the laws of intestacy. If a person dies “intestate” it means there is no will or trust, therefore the state will decide how and to whom the estate is distributed, which may not be what your loved one would have wanted.
It requires the filing of a petition, which is the request to the court to appoint a personal representative (whether executor or administrator) to take charge of the estate, gather the estate assets, pay the estate's creditors and then distribute the remaining estate assets to the heirs or beneficiaries. This is a public process dictated by statutory timelines and notice requirements. The attorney fee for representing the personal representative is also dictated by statutory guidelines, which are ultimately subject to the court's final approval.
All too often when a death occurs, emotions run high and tension is created as family members deal with the grief of the death, the complexities of the legal process, and the competing wishes and interests of those entitled or designated to receive estate assets. With over 30 years of experience, the depth of legal training, mental health judicial experience and variety of insightful approaches to the legal process aids attorney Joscelyn Jones Torru in guiding you through this legal process. The goal is to protect and preserve the estate for an expeditious distribution. Jones Torru Law Offices understand the dynamics in these situations and handle each case personally. Attorney Joscelyn Jones Torru is aware and available when you call or email to discuss your needs.