Mark Weseman Law provides legal services for estate planning (i.e. wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills) and in the area of probate and estate administration to the people of Thornton, CO. Estate planning is not just for the rich, let Mark help protect you, your family, and your assets. As an army veteran and lawyer of 29 years, Mark Weseman, P.C. is an expert in the law and skilled in providing personalized service in a quick, efficient and effective manner.
What Happens During the Probate Process
The first step is authenticating the last will. Next, appointing a personal representative or executor. Then, identifying and notifying creditors. Date of death values are determined and decedent's assets are located. The next step is to pay the decedent's debts and taxes, and last, distribute the estate to the beneficiaries. This is a court-supervised process of authenticating the last will if the person did one. A probate attorney is necessary if you want legal advice regarding the estate administration. For example, it is complicated to resolve tax issues and file legal documents as required by the probate court. Mark Weseman Law in Thornton, CO offers the best legal service regarding estate administration.
What Happens if No Probate Is Filed?
Probate law is a process that proves the validity of a will in a court of law. Through the probate process, a will is accepted as a valid public document and the true last testament of the deceased. Probate also encompasses settling the estate of the deceased at the time of death in the absence of a legal will. When someone dies, it is not mandatory that you, as an administrator of the state, file probate documents, However, if you do not do this, then, you can not transfer “legally” titles of any properties or assets that exist in the decedent´s name. That is why it is recommended to hire an attorney to assist you with the probate process. If you need an experienced lawyer in Thornton, CO contact Mark Weseman, P.C.