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Why is Unbundled Legal Help So Affordable?
With Unbundled Legal Help you can hire a lawyer to assist you with the parts of your case you need help with, and then you can handle parts on your own to save money. In other words, if your case is a good fit to be unbundled, you will NOT be required to pay thousands of dollars up front.
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Settling an Estate in Probate Court
The estate of your spouse or family member may have to be processed through a state-supervised legal process called probate.
What is Probate?
Probate is the legal authority in your state for a court to oversee distribution of property and assets left by your family member. Probate court formally recognizes an executor named in the will who has legal authority to transfer property according to your spouse's wishes. If there is no written will, the probate court appoints a personal representative to oversee distribution of the estate's assets and the court determines on its own who gets the property and when. Probate procedures do vary among states, so it is important to schedule a free initial consultation with your unbundled provider attorney and help ensure your loved-one's final wishes are respected.
If assets are titled solely in your name and you have not included a provision for automatic succession of ownership in the event of your death, the court designates those as “probate assets” under its control. These probate assets include bank and investment accounts as well as real estate, and they can be quite valuable. Your life insurance policy, if it is made payable to your estate, is also categorized by the courts as a probate asset. Proper estate planning with your unbundled provider attorney can prevent high costs and extreme inconveniences associated with the probate process.
Contested Probate Proceedings
Any will or estate proceeding in probate can be contested by a beneficiary. Divorce and blended families often lead to sibling rivalries, and sensitive feelings often lead to a contested will in a probate process. If your family member has prepared a will its executor will defend the estate against beneficiaries contesting it. When any beneficiary contests an estate in probate, the probate court usually recommends mediation. Either way the probate process can involve unwelcome delays in the administration of your family member's estate. Contested probate proceedings can be extremely complicated, and expensive. You can discuss how best to protect your rights from these unwelcome issues with your unbundled provider attorney now.
Get the Guidance You Need to Protect Your Inheritance
Your family member's will must be recognized by a probate court before the estate's property is distributed to beneficiaries. If there is no will, a probate court will assert its authority and make its own decisions. You can protect your position as a beneficiary and the wishes of your other family member by talking with your unbundled attorney about how to safeguard your inheritance.
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