Whether expected or completely out of the blue, the death of a loved one can be a very traumatic experience for the entire family. Many people have difficulty learning how to move on with life without that beloved family member, much less deal with the confusing and time-consuming legal issues that arise upon the death of an individual.
Probate is the legal process by which the probate court assumes authority over the estate or assets of someone who has died. The court identifies assets, identifies who is in charge of the assets, supervises payments of debts to creditors, pays taxes and probate fees, and oversees the distribution of the remainder of the assets to the beneficiaries and or heirs.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and need some direction, we are here to help. We can make sure everything is taken care of and lift the burden off of you and your family.
If you need help with this process, contact a Wichita Falls probate attorney today at (940) 569-4000.