The Importance of a Tristate Probate Matters Attorney
Probate is the judicial process of verifying the validity of a will, a legal document that instructs the personal representative on how to distribute the decedent’s estate and pay the debts existing at the time of death. The probate court oversees that process and, when needed, may also be called to interpret provisions in the will.
For a non-lawyer personal representative, understanding the process and protecting the rights of heirs can be complicated. An experienced tristate probate matters attorney can guide you through the process and help assure that the rightful heirs rights are protected along the way.