In the simplest terms, probate refers to the legal process of verifying a will's validity. Whenever someone passes away, their will or estate plan must be submitted to a probate court. This is the only way a court can confirm if the will is legally sound, ensuring that the choices made in the will are properly carried out.
Your legal concern is going to be a roller coaster of emotions — there’s just no way around that. Legal issues are stressful enough in and of themselves. Add financial strain and family tension to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for emotionally charged decision-making.
For instance, many people come to me when they find themselves in a legal battle with their siblings or step-parents. They’re infuriated at their loved ones’ behavior, they’re tired of fighting, and they’re looking to get even. I’ve been in this business for a long time, and I completely understand this position and all the emotions that come with it. That’s why I will listen to your story, and I will encourage you to express what you need to express. Ultimately, though, my goal is to keep things moving forward so that you can reach a positive resolution.