Petition for Probate – Decedent’s Estate


Petition for Probate (Decedent’s Estate)

When the decedent’s assets are valued at more than $150,000.00 and are not being transferred to the beneficiaries or heirs by any other simpler methods, a standard formal probate may be required. There are several steps to take to complete a standard probate. In addition to filing several documents, a legal notice will be published in the newspaper, notices will be mailed, and a probate referee is hired. Usually a Taxpayer Identification Number will be obtained, a bank account for the estate opened and taxes filed. There is a minimum of 2 court hearings. The soonest the probate case could go through the entire court process is seven months.

Other Common Probate Procedures: Affidavit of Collection of Personal Property, Affidavit Regarding Real Property of Small Value, Petition to Determine Succession to Real & Personal Property, Spousal Property Petition, Petition for Probate

The Process – Petition for Probate

Your court probate administration will be handled efficiently and affordably. The first petition for the appointment of the personal representative will be ready to file within days. We will file all the documents from start to finish, facilitate the legal publication, and mail out all required notices. After your court appointment, we continue to work for you preparing, mailing and filing documents to the franchise tax board, the probate referee, and all other public entities as required. When you appear for your hearings, everything will be ready for the judge’s approval. The quality of our document preparation has been frequently commended by various judges and clerks. We don’t waste anyone’s time with incomplete or incorrect paperwork. Until the court discharges you from your last duties, our job is to make the process easiest for you.

We Prepare Petition for Probate Documents Quickly and Accurately

Just Document Preparation’s expertise in preparing probate documents and procedures ensures that your probate case will move through the legal process quickly and easily. You will not go through this any faster or any easier with any other professional legal document preparation service. Preparing these documents is a detailed process with many steps and dealing with several different entities. We prepare all your documents, file them at the court, notify all parties involved, facilitate the required newspaper publication, appraisals and make sure that everything is satisfactory for the court prior to any hearings. There’s no need to be overwhelmed trying to take care of your case on your own.

For more information, follow the link below. If you are unable to obtain the answers for your particular case, or if your case will be contested, please contact an attorney.

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