Probate

Probate

PROBATE

Navigating through the legal process after a loved one dies can be difficult. The Probate practice at The Smith Willis Firm is committed to guiding individuals and families through a difficult and often complex process while providing sound legal advice. We provide comprehensive probate estate services from the filing of the will through the closing of the estate. The probate process may include:

  • Opening/closing a probate estate
  • Obtaining Letters Administration
  • Petition for Year’s Support
  • Determination of heirs and beneficiaries
  • Obtaining an inventory and appraisal of the assets of the estate
  • Paying debts owed by the deceased person
  • Distributing property as directed by the will or state law
  • Consultation with financial experts and accountants regarding tax-effective distributions
  • Paying estate taxes

By working with a probate attorney, you can reduce the possibility of being personally liable because you made a mistake during the probate process. If you have been named as an executor/personal representative in a Will or a relative has died without a Will and you are interested in serving as the personal representative of the estate, please feel free to call us at (770) 239-1744 for a free initial 10-15 minute phone consultation to determine if we are able to assist you.

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