Probate Process Costs & Potential Problems

The probate process is difficult and can be intimidating to many, mainly because it has the potential to be a long and tedious undertaking. Since it is such a complicated process, there are a number of people who are unaware of everything that is involved when going through probate. One of things that is often overlooked are the costs. 

To begin the process, there is an initial filing fee and publication fee. Once that is taken care of, additional costs follow shortly after, such as the attorney’s fee and the executor’s fee. Something that is also included in the costs are the expenses related to the sale of the property and obtaining a death certificate. Unfortunately, many are unaware of this and the other responsibilities and tasks that the probate process requires. As a result, many think it best that they go through the probate process alone.

Don’t Do It On Your Own!

We highly recommend that you do not go into probate alone, especially if you don’t have any experience or legal background. Even those in the legal field can find the probate process an intimidating one because there are so many components involved in the process. 

That being said, there are a number of people who still decided to take on probate on their own. As a result, they realize their mistake too late. Some may go so far as filing documents and may even obtain a hearing date. However, in the end, they find that they are grossly unprepared. The fact of the matter is, this is not a process that you should undertake by yourself. Avoid the hassle and stress by contacting an attorney who is experienced in the probate process. Fortunately, we know exactly where to find the right attorney for you!

How We Can Help

At Music City Estate Law, we have years of experience handling probates and have been successful in multiple jurisdictions. We understand the importance of keeping your estate protected, which is why we personally work on each case, acting as a direct point of contact to the executor so you don’t have to. In addition, we put our time and effort into educating the executors on probate, going through the process with them every step of the way. 

Most law firms just let paralegals or clerks do all the heavy lifting. At Music City Estate Law, we make it our mission to be a part of every detail, focusing on building a more personal relationship with the executor.

Why You Need To Be Protected

Another reason why you should turn to a firm to help you with the probate process rather than doing it on your own, is that potential problems could arise along the way. For example, predators may try to take advantage of heirs or even the executor. Also, since in a vulnerable position after a loved one passes away, real estate investors may try to convince a family to sell their estate that is not fair to its true market value. It is also important to know that the probate process is a public affair, meaning that private information is open to scrutiny and could possibly be contested. 

These are just some of the things that need to be looked out for, and it is something that an attorney can help prevent. Don’t go through this process alone! To save yourself time, money and sanity – contact our office today! We at Music City Estate Law are confident that we can help guide you through the probate process and come out successful at the end.

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