Probate & Estate Administration

Finalizing Your Loved One’s Estate

Probate, the process of finalizing an estate following a death, can be a complex and lengthy legal process. At the Law Offices of Darlene A. Wilcox, LLC we can help you get through this process and answer any questions you have about estate administration. We strive to make probate as straightforward as possible.

Contact our law office in Rocky River by calling 440-356-3008 today.

How Does Probate Work?

If an individual dies and has a will, the probate process is guided according to the will. The executor of the will, named by the deceased, will work to finalize the estate according to the will. This typically involves:

  • Doing inventory of property
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries
  • Paying off debts
  • Notifying creditors
  • Other actions

The probate process changes if the deceased did not have a will. When an individual dies intestate (without a will), the probate court will divide the estate according to state law.

An Attorney Can Help

The probate process can be long and complicated. In fact, many people individualize an estate plan to try to bypass this process altogether. This may involve the use of trusts.

With help from an experienced estate planning lawyer, individuals can get through the process of probate in a relatively straightforward manner. At the Law Offices of Darlene A. Wilcox, LLC, we have years of experience helping families through the probate court process. We can help to ensure that your loved one’s estate is finalized according to his or her wishes.

For more information about probate law or probate litigation, call 440-356-3008 or contact us online today.

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We would be happy to set up an appointment to answer your questions. Contact us or call 440-356-3008 today.