Probate Law Sub Topics


When a person dies, his or her will must pass through probate except under certain circumstances. During the probate process, beneficiaries are given notice as to what they are entitled to receive and they may challenge the will if they are unhappy with the distribution. The probate process is also the time when appropriate taxes on the estate are assessed. Probate laws vary from state to state, and it’s important to understand how the probate process works in your state before drawing up your final will and testament. This is one of the reasons most people ask an estate planning attorney to carefully prepare a plan. Please use the probate resources below to learn more about estate law, the probate process, and how to avoid probate in your state.