Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges anyone will ever face. The time for grieving should not be marred with legal battles and confusion. The law firm of Harms & Harrigan, LLP, will help you navigate the probate process and create as easy a transition as possible during this difficult time.
“Probate” is the legal term for filing a Will with the Surrogate’s Court which assumes jurisdiction over the distribution of a loved one’s assets after he or she has died. The court confirms the validity of the Will and orders the appointment of the Executor (or Administrator if there is no Will).
Harms & Harrigan, LLP will help prepare the documents necessary to probate a Will in an expedient manner. If there is no Will, Harms & Harrigan, LLP will prepare the necessary documents to petition the Court to have an Administrator appointed. Once accepted by the Court, Harms & Harrigan, LLP will help guide the Executor or Administrator in her or his duties in collecting assets, paying debts and creditors, and distributing money to heirs.
They also help in locating witnesses to the Will if necessary and attain consents from beneficiaries and help in evaluating creditor claims.
If you would like more information on how to handle issues affected by probate or you have recently lost a loved one and you need assistance navigating the probate process, we can help. Contact the law firm of Harms & Harrigan, LLP to discuss your situation.