Understanding how to probate can be difficult. It’s by design, but it’s also done to make sure everything is taken into account. The process is long and arduous, with many forms to be filled, appearances in court that need to be made, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is this process. But, at the very least, we here can break down the probate process into six easy steps. Darren Findling goes through these six steps on how to probate with you, so that you have a general understanding of the process.

  1. Open the estate
  2. Give Notice
  3. Create an inventory list of all assets that are part of the estate
  4. Administer the estate
  5. Distribute according to the laws of intestacy
  6. Close the estate

Now, these steps are simple, but they don’t tell the whole story of how this all goes. It can be long and it can be difficult, depending on the various factors that could potentially come into play. That’s why you’ll want to have a probate attorney on your side. These attorneys can help you through this transition in life by being your legal representative in this matter. Most attorneys who don’t practice probate will refer clients to a probate attorney, because the process is so different.

We can help you with probate related services. Whether it’s taking care of an estate, creating an estate plan, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships or something else, you can rest assured that we have your back. Many individuals and families have placed their trust in us. That’s why we’ve been around for over 25 years, we have been helping people in the State of Michigan like you, take care of any probate needs. If you or someone you know is in need of our services, be sure to have them give us a call at 1-(877)-YOUR-FIRM.