Probate lawyers can assist with estate planning

Going through the probate process after the death of a loved one can be a traumatic one considering all the paperwork and the very complicated legalities that it involves. Probate attorneys can play an important role at this difficult time.

Probate is the process which administers and disposed of a person’s assets after his death. This is done under court supervision and done according to the provisions of the deceased’s last will or according to the governing laws in the absence of a will.

Probate attorneys will go through the assets and liabilities of the deceased and prepare and publish the necessary notices such as the “Notice of creditors” and send a Notice of Administration to all interested parties. Since most tax lawyers can act as a probate attorney and if the deceased person had a San Diego tax lawyer looking after his affairs he would be the best person to handle the probate process because of his familiarity with the estate. The next step is to pay all the creditors and distribute the remaining assets between the heirs.

Though this sounds like a simple and easy process, it is not that simple especially if there are substantial assets or there are several heirs and if the heirs include minor children or if there are substantial debts to be dealt with. Experienced probate attorneys such as the ones at the law offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. will have dealt with many of these cases and will know what to expect and what process to follow in each situation.

The probate process is one that can take several months to complete and until such time the heirs will have no right to their inheritance. If you were to handle the process yourself by doing research and educating yourself on the probate process, there is the possibility that due to your inexperience a mistake could be made and the end result of such a simple mistake would be the process taking even longer and becoming even more complicated. Your San Diego tax lawyer from the law offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. acting in the role of a probate lawyer can make the process faster and smoother because of the knowledge and experience he possesses.

Another advantage of having a probate lawyer who is also a tax lawyer handle probate process is that there are a lot of tax issues involved and they will look in to these matters as well. Most probate lawyers also act as will lawyers and will be the ones who drafted the last will of the deceased as well.

Guest post provided by Kahn Tax Law: Whether it is to write a last will or to help with the probate process, will lawyers at the law offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. will provide you with all the necessary support and advice.

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