If you pass away with no estate planning documents at all, the probate court would supervise the administration of your estate. This process would also enter the picture if you use a will to state your final wishes regarding the distribution of your personally held property.
It is true that there can be drawbacks if things are not done properly. However, if the situation is relatively simple and straightforward, and the will is created with the assistance of a licensed estate planning attorney, a smooth passage through probate is possible. Proper planning is the key.
With the above in mind, there are websites that will sell you boilerplate last will documents. The idea is that you fill in the blanks, and you are suddenly good to go.
While it is possible to create a will on your own, are you sure that you understand the expectations of the probate court? In many cases, when there is trouble during the probate process, it is due to inadequate planning beforehand.
When you work with an estate planning attorney to draw up your last will, you can be sure that it will be designed in accordance with state laws. Plus, you can arrange for your attorney to act as the probate lawyer during the estate administration process. This will help to ensure a smooth and efficient passage through probate.
Obtain Additional Information
If things are done correctly, a last will can be a perfectly suitable estate planning choice in many instances. Probate can present drawbacks under some circumstances, but it is not necessarily a problem.
We have prepared an in-depth special report that will provide you with additional information about the legal process of probate. This report is being offered free of charge at the present time, and you can access your copy quickly and easily through this website.
To obtain your copy of the special report, visit this page and follow the simple instructions: Free Probate Report.
Our August Seminars Are Fast Approaching
We do everything possible to provide educational opportunities to people in our community. Electronically, we regularly update this blog, and we publish special reports that cover many different estate planning and elder law topics.
This is not the only way that we reach out. Our firm also offers free seminars on an ongoing basis, and our August seminars are quickly approaching.
The seminars are going to be held in Minot, ND on August 20th, August 21st, and August 22nd. To obtain details and registration information, click this link: August Estate Planning Seminars.
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