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Is probate always necessary?

Probate is the process of administering the estate of a person who has passed away, particularly if he or she passed without a will or trust or an estate plan. At Dolan Ray Law, LLC, we understand that the probate process can be stressful, but when you work with our firm, we can work hard to protect your rights and ensure that the probate process is either bypassed or expedited. We can work to ensure that you have all questions answered in a timely manner and that you receive only the best possible legal counsel and a personalized plan that can help you address your unique needs.

Probate is conducted in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth and the wishes of the deceased. In most situations, probate is the administrative process of the estate, and the estate is the property that was owned by the deceased individual. When an estate falls into probate, it is generally because there were no beneficiaries named or there were joint owners. Dolan Ray Law, LLC can look at the decedent's will to determine who or where the property is determined to go.

The probate process is not always necessary, and when you work with our firm, we can work hard to help you avoid it as much as possible. Typically, probate is not always expensive in Pennsylvania, but if it can be avoided, we will do so. It is important to remember that just because probate can be avoided does not mean that you can also avoid the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. Taxes could fall on non-probate property as well. Probate can seem overwhelming, and if you are confused about your rights as a beneficiary, or if you have been named in a will or trust, then you need to contact Dolan Ray Law, LLC right away.

Dedicated Pottstown Estate Planning Attorney for Your Situation

When you work with our firm, we can quickly develop a personalized plan of action for your situation and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the course of the legal process. We understand that no two cases are ever the same and we will take the time to get to know you and your situation. You can get started by scheduling a consultation and completing a case evaluation form as soon as possible.

If you have concerns regarding your situation or the administration of probate, do not hesitate to contact our team right away.

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