Will and Probate Attorneys in Clarks Summit
Helping You Protect Your Family’s Future
Creating a will is an important part of ensuring your assets are effectively distributed to your family, according to your wishes. For the probate process to go smoothly and to make sure your will is in order, you will need to hire a probate attorney. A probate attorney will help you draft a will that is easy to enforce and will not create obstacles for your loved ones after your death. At O’Malley Law Office, LLC in Clarks Summit, our probate team has the experience and knowledge you need to protect your family’s future in your absence.
Contact O’Malley Law Office, LLC in Clarks Summit today at (570) 391-0866 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our services and how we can assist you.
Why You Need a Probate Attorney
When wills go through the probate process, it is possible for them to be challenged. A probate attorney can make sure your will is in order to avoid running into these issues. Moreover, a probate attorney can advise your chosen executor on a variety of issues, including:
- Determine if estate taxes are owed
- Help prepare and file any documents necessary for probate court
- Advise on how to pay off your remaining debts
- Locate all of your assets
- Appraise all of your assets and property
- Manage the estate’s checkbook
- Collect and manage the proceeds of your life insurance policy
The Probate Process
During the probate process, the executor you named in your will would prove the validity of your will in court, presenting a list of property, debts, and who will inherit what is left. Your creditors and relatives would then be notified of your death. If a loved one were to pass away without a will, the court would appoint an executor. Even a court-appointed executor can greatly benefit from hiring a probate attorney to help with the process of finding, securing, and managing all assets, which can take several months.
Although it can seem like a straightforward process, probate is often time-consuming and complex. In addition to already dealing with the loss of a loved one, it is often a relief to have legal help to carry some of the burden.
Contact an Experienced Will and Probate Attorney Today!
At O’Malley Law Office, LLC in Clarks Summit, our estate planning team can assist you in drafting a will or, if you recently lost a loved one, assist you through the probate process. You can rely on our compassionate team to get you through this difficult time and ensure all assets are distributed according to you or your loved one’s wishes.
Contact us today at (570) 391-0866 for a free case review.