Although the process of probate can be both complex and time-consuming, I do not always recommend that individuals avoid it. This is because certain benefits can come from the probate process. My firm at the Law Office of Paul R. Kraft handles each client on a case-by-case basis; probate may be an excellent option for you, given a few qualifications.
Find out more by contacting my firm at (888) 487-3361, where you can get access to a trusted El Dorado Hills probate attorney.
One common benefit of probate is that it assists the process of paying off the debts of the deceased. This is because creditors are only allowed to pursue claims against the estate for a short amount of time. Once that time has passed, those creditors can no longer attempt to collect on those debts. In the best cases, creditors fail to file within that time and they lose the right to collect a debt on the estate.
Sometimes, the up-front financial cost of building a will and trust is more expensive than you can afford. In these cases, probate may be a better option for you, though it does place the financial burden on your heirs.
After our initial meeting, we together will build the estate plan that suits your specific needs. With more than fourteen years of experience, you can trust in my recommendations as we move toward your goals for both your estate today, and for the distribution of your estate upon your passing.
Request a free estate planning consultation by calling Attorney Kraft, and El Dorado Hills probate attorney, at (888) 487-3361.