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Answers For Your Probate And Resolving Disputes Questions

Navigating through probate or attempting to resolve a dispute can often leave people with more questions than answers. At Hodges Law Firm, LLC, in Cumming, we are proud to help guide our clients through tier probate needs while also answering any questions they may have along with way.

Your Probate And Probate Disputes Questions, Answered

Dealing with the probate of an estate, especially when disputes arise, requires knowledgeable guidance. Here, we provide answers to frequently asked questions to help you understand the probate process and how to handle disputes that may occur.

What is probate?

Probate is the process of validating a deceased person’s will, settling their debts, and distributing their assets. If there is no will present when a person passes on, the distribution process follows Georgia laws.

Why might a probate dispute arise?

Disputes during probate can happen for a number of reasons. Some examples include questions about the validity of the will, concerns over the deceased person’s mental capacity, allegations of undue influence, or disagreements between heirs and beneficiaries. Proper estate planning can help avoid these disputes.

How can an attorney help during probate?

As your legal representation, we can quickly navigate the probate process to meet any legal requirements, represent you in court, and guide you through any complex issues, including ones like creditor claims or estate taxes.

What can I do if I am involved in a probate dispute?

If someone is disputing a probate process that you are involved in, seek legal representation immediately. We can help resolve these disputes while reducing the time it takes to do so, whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, whatever best serves your interests.

How can I avoid probate disputes?

By crafting a clear and properly drafted estate plan, you can minimize the chances of any kind of probate dispute. Making sure you regularly update your estate plan can also confirm what the most current form of a will is, which can also avoid disputes.

Knowledgeable Guidance When You Need It

It is common for people to have questions during probate or a related dispute. When you have questions, we have answers. Call us at 678-608-1746 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.