The probate process can be exhausting and stressful, especially for a family dealing with the loss of a loved one.
While the experience will never be a pleasant experience, it doesn’t have to be a source of stress on a grieving family. You just need to hire the right lawyer.
By hiring a Grandview lawyer to execute the probate, you can save yourself and your family a lot of time and headaches. Allowing you to focus all your energy on what’s truly important after experiencing a loss.
An experienced Grandview probate lawyer will take a lot of the pressure a probate creates off the family of the deceased. And they will also cut down on the time it takes to complete the probate. So you can get back to your life a lot sooner.
Probate a Will
It’s an arduous but necessary process.
Probate, in essence, means proof. It is the process of making sure a deceased’s will is legal and so is able to be enforced.
Most families and beneficiaries prefer to cut through this process as fast as they can with very little disagreement.
As in many other cases where money or property is concerned, there is always the possibility that beneficiaries will disagree. Beneficiaries could contest the will, and essentially drag out the process in hopes of getting a little bit more.
This is why it may be vital to have a competent probate lawyer if you are the beneficiary of a will.
A probate lawyer will be able to ensure fiduciaries do what they’re supposed to. They will also be able to review the distribution of assets to make sure you get what you are owed.
How Long Does Probate Take?
In general, a probate in Texas can take four to eight months. But, the actual amount of time it takes depends on several factors.
An estate consisting of a house and a bank account probably won’t take very long to probate. But, a particularly large estate that includes something like business shares will take much longer to go through.
If an estate is large enough to be taxed, that can also cause a significant slow down in the probate process.
Finally, while most beneficiaries to an estate would prefer to keep the process as short as possible, that is not always the case. Feuding beneficiaries or a contest of the will can hold up the process indefinitely.
Again, this is why it is important to have a Grandview lawyer by your side from the very beginning.
Finding a Grandview Lawyer
Beginning the probate process can be difficult and stressful. And, if you’ve recently suffered the loss of a loved one, you’re already going through a difficult and stressful enough time.
Hiring a Grandview lawyer to handle the probate can help take a little of that extra stress away.
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and need to hire a probate lawyer, we can help.
Contact us and we can help you begin the probate process so you can get back to your family and your life.