Probate is the process through which a will or trust is administered upon death. Probate can be contentious and expensive, but also avoided if the benefactor’s death is properly planned for. During probate, the decedent’s appointed personal representative manages assets, pays any debts, files required tax returns and various court documents, and distributes the estate assets. However, a court may intervene at any time and order supervised probate, where the probate judge must approve every detail of the estate administration. Without proper planning, probate proceedings can become difficult. Richard Sepler and Associates can help plan for the death of you or a loved one and create the necessary tools to avoid a contentious battle over the assets left behind.
Mr. Sepler specializes in probate avoidance by creating trusts and other mechanisms that anticipate the future and provide for the same by creating instruments of transfer. This will help create much less pressure and stress at such a difficult time. Probate can often take a significant amount of time and the delay can lead to many problems. Provided that these documents are correct, as Mr. Sepler will make sure of, the probate proceeding will be relatively easy.