The Pitfalls of Probate

Probate administration refers to the handling of an estate of a person who has died. Whenever a person dies, their estate needs to be collected and managed. Estate administration involves gathering the assets, paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the remaining assets.

Without a basic understanding of the estate administration process, the whole experience can be pretty overwhelming. A qualified probate administration law firm can help during this emotional and difficult time.

At the end of probate, the estate is legally transferred to the lawfully determined beneficiaries. These actions are carried out under court supervision, require extensive preparation of legal documents and often necessitate appearances at court hearings.

The law and procedures can be detailed and complicated as seen in the recent situation following the death of musician Ray Price. Mr. Price’s will ended up as a Texas court probate case because it was contested between the wife and son.

Probate administration can be both costly and time-consuming. Working with a locally based San Antonio probate lawyer can eliminate the frustration and help ensure that complex legal proceedings are handled as smoothly and successfully as possible.

The Voeller Law Firm streamlines the probate process to settle your loved one’s estate. We will personally guide you through the entire process from start to finish and be by your side if the will is challenged in probate court.

Advance Planning

The probate process is a court-supervised process that transfers a person’s property at death. The only items subject to probate is the property that does not pass to others by designation or ownership.

That is why preparation and estate planning is so essential while a person is healthy.

Voeller probate lawyers, also called estate lawyers, will work with you to provide useful planning that honor your wishes after death. We have expertise in legal methods that help avoid probate; using tools such as joint property ownership, death beneficiaries, revocable living trusts and more.

When you have an estate strategy in place, you are in control of what happens to your assets after your death so that your family’s financial future is protected.

Call us today at the Voeller Law Firm to schedule a free consultation at (210) 651-3851 and get started putting your estate planning strategies in place. We have over 35 years’ experience preserving family wealth for future generations.

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