Probating a Will

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San Antonio Probate Attorney

When a loved one passes away, there is often confusion on how to distribute assets and close an estate. The probating process exists for the orderly transfer of your loved one’s property and to prevent fraud. Before any assets are released, each step of the process must be completed.

What Is a Will

Everyone should have a Will. A Will tells your loved ones how you would like your property to be handled upon your death. A Will makes things much easier on your loved ones after your passing. A Will does not take much time to do and execute, but saves your loved ones a tremendous amount of time and money after you pass. If you would like to discuss your Will or changing your Will, you should contact Dan Burke.

Probating a Will

When probating your loved one’s Will should be to contact a probate attorney to discuss all the steps. You will need your loved one’s original Will or a copy of it. You should also have the contact information for the executor or executrix, who is name in the Will. Also, having the names, address, and other contact information for all the beneficiaries named in the Will is very helpful as well.  With all that information, you should be ready to probate your loved one’s Will in a quick manner.

Probating Without a Will

When your loved one did not have a Will but still owned property, whether real or personal property, you may need a heirship proceeding. In an heirship proceeding, the Court determines who are you loved one’s heirs and what property each heir should receive. Depending on the circumstances, heirship proceedings can be a little more complicated.

If you have a loved one die without a Will, you should contact Dan Burke.