When someone passes away, their assets must go through the process of probate. This process is designed to ensure that the deceased’s assets are passed on in accordance with their wishes. But what happens when two people own an asset jointly? In such cases, there can be some confusion as to how to handle jointly-owned assets in probate.
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.