Probate and Estate Administration

Single Oak Tree in frozen Fields  at SunsetProbate is the legal process that distributes a decedent’s property after death.  Whether or not someone had a will, the probate process is necessary if someone died owning property in his or her individual name.

Estate administration involves all property owned by a decedent, whether probate assets or non-probate assets.   This process involves such things as ensuring real property is correctly titled after the death of one or more joint owners, life insurance proceeds or retirement benefits are passed on to the correct beneficiaries and testamentary trusts are funded.

Holmes Shirley Law handles all legal aspects of probate, from helping a newly appointed personal representative understand their legal responsibilities and the probate process to handling all court filings and asset transfers.

Karen H. Shirley also advises trustees.

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