Deciding what will happen to your home, your financial assets, and your personal possessions after your passing can be a difficult process. However, if you don’t take the time to make these decisions now, a court may end up dividing your property for you.
Regardless of whether your loved one had a will at the time of his or her death, the estate must be probated before assets can transfer to beneficiaries. Because probate follows a loved one’s death, the process is often an emotional one. Attorney Pike aims to make the process as anxiety-free as possible.
The length of probate of an estate in Pennsylvania depends on the time it takes to complete the steps associated with probate. The probate process includes several important steps, such as:
– Notifying beneficiaries
– Notifying creditors
– Paying debts, including credit card debts, tax debts and other debts
– Transferring assets to beneficiaries
Instead of leaving such important decisions to the courts, get the assistance you need to make wise decisions and take control of your assets.
Attorney John B. Pike is dedicated to helping you through this emotional and complicated process. Contact us today.