Williams, Williams, & Bembenek will work to guide administrators and executors through the probate process and through the administration of a decedent’s estate. This work includes litigating claims related to contested trusts and estates, as well as other services. Our team is fully licensed and equipped to offer you every advantage you need in probate cases, including:

  • Asset Transfer
  • Beneficiary Distributions
  • Creditors
  • Debt Payments
  • Estate Administration
  • Federal Taxes
  • Property and Asset Valuation
  • Property Rights
  • State Taxes
  • Title Transfers
  • Trust Administration
  • Wills

METHODS TO AVOID PROBATE COURT:

There are several ways to avoid probate court. Learning the most popular methods is not hard to do. Most people can use these simple and effective methods to ensure that as much of their property as possible passes directly to their heirs, without going through probate court.

Revocable Living Trusts

Living trusts were invented to allow people to go around probate proceedings. The advantage of holding your valuable property in a trust is that after your death, the trust property is not counted as part of your estate for probate purposes. (It does remain counted as part of your estate for federal estate tax purposes though.) This is because a trustee (not you as an individual) owns the trust property. After your death, the trustee can quickly and easily transfer the trust property to the family or friends you wish to leave it to, without probate. In the trust document, which is similar to a will, you are allowed to specify who you want to inherit the property.

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