Probate Law Attorney
Probate laws govern the distribution of property and the winding up of the final affairs of a deceased person. The probate Court or Judge grants authority to a personal representative, often called an executor or administrator, to take actions affecting property and debts. The personal representative is accountable to the Court and to those entitled to receive property or to repayment of debts. A Last Will &Testament gives direction and authority concerning property distribution and other matters, and state law provides direction and authority in the absence of a Will.
The Probate Lawyer.
The winding up a person’s final affairs in probate can be a complex process. In some cases probate can be avoided through careful planning, but in other cases the probate process is needed and can be helpful. Regulations relating to government programs and agencies used during our lifetimes, and tax regulations, among others, may need to be identified and followed during the probate process. A competent and ethical probate attorney can be extremely helpful in guiding you through the probate process. At Wood Law Office, we can help.