The court process by which a Will is proved valid or invalid. The legal process wherein the estate of a decedent is administered.
When a person dies, his or her estate must go through probate, which is a process overseen by a probate court.
If the decedent leaves a will directing how his or her property should be distributed after death, the probate court must
determine if it should be admitted to probate and given legal effect. If the decedent dies intestate—without leaving a will
Distribution. These laws direct the distribution of assets based on hereditary succession.
Cathy Chapman, Probate Partner and Guide | 301.514.6839
We're sure you are already distressed over the loss of a loved one but to also have been assigned as the Personal Representative or the Executor of a Will or Estate can be a very scary assignment especially if you've never done this before. It's only normal to feel overwhelmed with this task! Most folks will stress out over what seems a daunting task if they don't see any clear direction to take, especially if there is a house to deal with and it's loaded down with 50 years of "stuff" including family heirlooms. This enormous responsibility can either freeze you in your tracks where you never get anything done or if you are fortunate, you can reach out for help and get some guidance and stress-relief!
That's where Cathy and her Team of Professionals come in!
We are here to assist you in the process so you can relax, de-stress and let us do the heavy lifting!
Cathy can provide all of this support to you and
make your life much more pleasant during this difficult time.
You can trust that Cathy will guide you to your wisest decisions!
Call 301.514.6839 to set up a meeting to discuss securing Cathy's help!
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