When it comes to probate cases of family members, unfortunately not all matters are settled so easily. Many people have different opinions as to how they should handle the assets of someone who has recently become diseased. In cases where estates and assets are small or no other parties have objections to their probate preparations, an attorney will most likely not be needed. In instances where complications arise, it may be beneficial for you and your party to hire someone knowledgeable with probate law. Spring Hill residents who do not have prior knowledge to probate law should consider hiring an individual before your case goes to court.
Can a Deceased Family Member’s Assets be Transferred or Changed Outside of Probate?
Although wills and trusts are supposed to be carried out once that individual passes away, certain circumstances and conditions can negate this depending on how much probate-avoidance planning was done before the death of this person. Ideally, all assets may be transferred to their new owners without the intervention of probate court and probate law. Spring Hill residents can bypass the probate process by having a deceased person’s assets written in a living trust. Probate proceedings are also unnecessary for benefits in the deceased person’s name such as retirement accounts and life insurance policies.
Consider a Probate Lawyer if Estates are Across State Lines
In the United States of America, States have the right to set up their own laws and limitations for specific laws, such as probate cases and estate handling. Because states sometimes have different procedures for handling probate cases, it may be necessary to hire someone familiar with that state’s probate law. Spring Hill resident might not be able to represent themselves all that well and it could jeopardize the flow of assets as wished by your benefactor.
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Jhonston & Sasser, P.A*