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Probate is the process of validating a will and administrating the estate of that person after death. The probate process can require the filling out of many forms in addition to multiple court appearances. Therefore, you should always seek counsel from knowledgeable attorneys prior to engaging in any type of estate planning matter. We at Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C. are devoted to providing clients in Utah with the highest level of legal guidance. We recognize that your family may be grieving the loss of a loved one and our compassionate attorneys are prepared to offer you sympathetic and experienced counsel.
Probate can be confusing, especially since it occurs immediately after tragedy. Additionally, depending on the nature and size of the estate, and whether there is a will, probate can be straightforward or highly complex. Regardless of whether your loved one had a will, their death may have left many legal affairs that must be dealt with.
If your loved one had a will, the executor or personal representative is responsible for handling the affairs of the deceased. The personal representative’s responsibilities include establishing the validity of the will, filing paperwork and presenting the court with the deceased’s assets, including physical property, debts and surviving heirs. At Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C., our probate lawyers can provide you with the following services:
- Filing petitions to appoint the personal representative and to probate a will
- Evaluating the estate, property and assets
- Appointing an administrator of an estate when the deceased does not leave a will
- Handling creditor’s claims against the estate
- Representing your interests in the estate before the court
Benefits of probate
Many people choose to avoid the probate process altogether. Yet, as an experienced estate planning lawyer can explain to you, there are advantages to the probate process. For instance, if there are disputes among beneficiaries, probate can settle these disagreements. In addition, probate can be used to deal with creditor claims. Perhaps most importantly, probate can be an effective tool to ensure that assets and property are properly distributed in accordance with the terms of a will.
Estate administration assistance in Utah
Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C. offers professional help for probate and estate planning matters throughout Utah. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today by phone at 801-877-3763 or via our online form. We have flexible hours, free parking and are located two blocks from the Provo courthouse and one block from the new Latter-Day Saints Historic Provo Temple.