Wills and Probate

Probate is the court-supervised process of locating and determining the value of the assets owned in the individual name of a deceased person, referred to as a "decedent," paying the decedent's final bills and estate taxes and/or inheritance taxes (if any), and then distributing what's left of the decedent's assets to his or her heirs.

Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It includes:

  • Proving in court that a deceased person's will is valid (usually a routine matter)
  • Identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property
  • Having the property appraised
  • Paying debts and taxes
  • Distributing the remaining property as the will (or state law, if there's no will) directs

Busbee Law can help you with the following areas of probate:

  • After Death or Incapacitation
  • Incapacity - Guardian Ad Litem
  • Probating Wills - administering a deceased person's assets
  • How to avoid probate
man and woman signing a Will and Probate