This probate was pretty straight forward even though there was no will.
A probate with no will can become complicated because there is often no presumptive Personal Representative. It’s kind of a “whoever asks gets to do it” kind of a process, with some wrinkles.
If there is more than one person who could be the Personal Representative you either have to get the consent of all of the other heirs OR file a petition to open probate and set a hearing date where the other heirs can show up and let the court know why they think you should not be the PR.
In this case we didn’t need to do that – there was only one heir.
In that case the Personal Representative signs a waiver agreeing to himself as the Personal Representative and we got to work (just one example of the weird procedural probate hoops you have to jump through to get things taken care of).
One of the advantages to using probate attorneys like us is we do this all the time so there’s pretty much no situation we haven’t seen before. And, because we do this all the time, we know exactly what to do and when to do it.
And we’d be happy to help you too.
If you are looking for a probate attorney we’d love to help. And, when life throws you a curve ball, we’ll be able to help you handle it.