Understanding Probate

Several factors go into the process of probate and it is important to understand each of them in order to feel comfortable with the process in which you are now involved. The most common topics necessary to fully understand probate are listed below, and by clicking on any of the links you can read further about each one. A probate lawyer can also explain any other questions that you may have.

Avoiding Probate
Living trusts are more commonly being adopted as an alternative to wills and probates. Read more about avoiding probate

Parties Involved in Probate
There are many persons and/or parties involved in the probate process. The specific circumstances of each will and probate matter will determine just how many individuals will be involved in any given process. Read more about the parties involved in probate

Probate Administration
There are many steps involved in the process of probate and they can only be attended to with the help of a probate attorney. Read more about probate administration

Probate Litigation
Contesting a will is also known as probate litigation. If you wish to contest the contests of a will you will undoubtedly need the help of a probate lawyer who can represent your best interests. Read more about probate litigation

The Probate Process
A probate attorney will be able to best assist you with all of the steps that go into the probate process. This is a highly technical process that must be attended to appropriately in order to ensure that the stipulations of the will are followed as the deceased wanted. Read more about the probate process

Types of Probate
There are three main types of probate: supervised probate, unsupervised probate and small estate probate. Which method will be used for the will you are working with will depend on the specifics of the circumstance. Read more about types of probate

When There is No Will
The process of probate will still be applied to cases in which no will exists. The rules and guidelines will follow a strictly regulated set of stipulations that the court will enact. Read more about when there is no will