The death of a loved one can be an overwhelming and challenging experience. Our attorneys are available to assist during this difficult time and help you navigate the court-managed process called “probate” or “estate administration.” The probate process includes administering and settling an estate, regardless of whether the decedent had a last will and testament. The most important objective of probate is to ensure the property of a deceased person is transferred to designated beneficiaries or the estate’s rightful heirs. However, probate also involves filing documents with the court, collecting and distributing the decedent’s property, and paying the decedent’s debts and taxes.
Rouse & Rouse Attorneys will guide you in all steps of the probate process, including admitting a will to probate, appointing a personal representative, and advising you of the ongoing responsibilities until the estate is settled.