Probate

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POST-DEATH ESTATE GUIDANCE

Our goal is to take on the burden of legal complexities and allow our clients to focus on what’s important during this time: family.

We offer a wide range of services to aid families in the probate process when it is necessary to probate an estate in court.

Peabody Law Firm is dedicated to maintaining and administering the wishes of a person who has passed to ensure that their families or loved ones have any needs or concerns resolved in a timely manner.

WHAT IS PROBATE?

The process of probate begins as the court legally recognizes a person’s death, along with determining the distribution of assets and payment of debts of the decedent.

If the decedent has a Will in place, the estate will need to be probated in court. The court will validate the Will and designate the administrators of the Will.

Courts will authenticate the asset transfer from one generation to the next. This process is often lengthy, taking upwards of 9 months or more.

Probate is often a burdensome process for the family, but it can be avoided!

Having a robust Estate Plan in place can eliminate the need for probate.