Probate

Pittsburg and Crawford County, Kansas Probate Attorney

During the handling of an estate, there may be situations where the decedent’s assets and their distribution are in question. Contested wills and other allegations during the probate administration process may result in litigation. Cases of this nature are very sensitive and must be handled through a series of steps. Our firm has extensive experience in applying the law through our work with expert accountants, valuation specialists and appraisers to help build your case.

What occurs during probate?

Understanding what probate is may be difficult for those who have to go through the process. The probate process occurs when someone has expired and there may be no will or estate plan, or there is a will but it must be probated, or authenticated before the instructions can be carried out.

Probate litigation can be draining and frustrating to loved ones who wish to carry out the requests of the decedent. Depending on the size of the estate, there are different categories of probate that may apply. Our legal associates are here to equip you with the education and proper representation to help the process along.

How long does probate take?

The length of probate depends on a number of variables. The location of the personal representative, number of beneficiaries, location of the beneficiaries, whether or not they agree or disagree, taxes, and assets all play a role in determining how long the process may take.

Having a good legal team to represent your interests in working to resolve any situations that may occur as a result of probate is important. Let us help you get through this difficult time in your life and work in the best interest of you and your loved ones. Contact an associate for a consultation today!