Probate and estate administration are the processes when a court-appointed person pays the debts and manages/distributes the property of someone who has passed (the “decedent”). Probate is the process when the decedent dies with a valid will, estate administration is the process when the decedent dies without a valid will (the legal term is dying "intestate"). When a decedent dies intestate, a statute determines how their assets will be distributed. Depending on the size of the estate, the estate administration and probate processes are overseen by the probate court, and can be time-consuming and expensive.
No one is their best-self while grieving the loss of a loved one. The emotional strain is often accompanied with specific procedures and deadlines. Trevillion Law takes the compassionate approach to settling the estate during your time of bereavement.
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