A will is the traditional tool for passing along personal and real property after someone has passed away. Without a will, the decedent’s property is transferred in accordance with state law, which may not be to the beneficiaries or in the manner in which a person would have chosen. The estate planning attorneys with the Franchise & Business Law Group are experienced in helping clients designate not only how the property will be divided and to which beneficiaries, but also how to appropriately choose the person to be the personal representative for the estate.
At the time the will needs to be executed, the personal representative will need to file a probate action with the court. This process is required to prove to the court the property owner has passed away and to declare the new rightful owners under the will. The Franchise & Business Law Group attorneys are proficient in the probate process and understand how to help clients work through the system.