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What To Expect From The Probate Process

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When a loved one dies and has likely left behind a will, you will be involved with the probate process. Since this will involve gathering together assets, determining their value, and distributing them to beneficiaries, the process can be complex. This, coupled with also paying off creditors at the same time, creates a recipe for mistakes if you try to do this on your own. Rather than complicate the probate process, choose instead to hire the services of our Fairfield probate attorney at the Law Offices of Faloni & Associates.

Court Supervision
Once you become involved with probate court, there will be a set of rules that must be strictly followed. This usually involves not only which types of documents must be filed with the court, but also what must be contained in each document. Since most states now use part or all of the Uniform Probate Code, work closely with your attorneys to ensure all documents submitted to the court are correct.

Strict Deadlines
To avoid having the probate process be extremely drawn-out, probate courts have very strict deadlines for filings of documents, publishing notices of probate, sending probate notices to potential beneficiaries, and other tasks. If you fail to meet certain deadlines, it is possible the entire process may have to be started again from the beginning. Rather than let this happen, coordinate your activities closely with experienced and knowledgeable Fairfield probate attorney.

Questions about Property
More than likely, some beneficiaries will have questions regarding the distribution of property during the probate process, and may even question the validity of the will. Should this happen, you will need to rely on the Law Offices of Faloni & Associates for assistance.

To have the probate process be as easy as possible, consult with probate lawyers in Fairfield NJ at the Law Offices of Faloni & Associates.

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