If you need help with the probate process in Roswell, you can count on Fouts Law Group, LLC. When you are set to inherit the assets of a loved one after their passing, if you have been named as the executor of someone’s will, or if you don’t feel as though a loved one’s wishes are being carried out appropriately after they have passed, we can help you.
Our Roswell probate attorneys know the intricacies of the probate process. We will use our knowledge and experience to guide you through any role you are required to fulfill. We can help make the probate process smooth, and we can protect the rights you have during this legal process. Call our office at (678) 242-8344 for more information about how a probate attorney can help you. We can answer any questions you have, including:
- How does the probate process work?
- Why do I need a probate attorney?
- How can a Roswell probate attorney assist me?
How Does the Probate Process Work?
When a person passes away, the probate process beings. The process allows a court to determine if the person’s last will and testament was valid. It also provides the court with an opportunity to determine who will inherit the assets of the deceased. If there is not a valid will in place, the court, through the probate process, will determine how assets are divided.
The probate process is an important legal process. Within probate, decisions are made that have an impact on the deceased person’s assets. Creditors have the opportunity to make claims, family members can challenge the last will and testament if they believe it to be necessary, and the court will determine whether estate taxes must be paid and by whom.
Any decision that the court makes during the probate process is legally binding. The decisions the court makes can affect your family today and in the future. Because these decisions can be so impactful, it is important that you have sound legal advice. You don’t want to leave anything to chance during the probate process.
Why Do I Need a Probate Attorney?
Typically, the executor of the will initiates the probate process. This person is named in the last will and testament of the decedent. If there was no will or no person was named as the executor, the probate court will determine a responsible party to carry out those responsibilities.
If you are named as an executor, you have several legal responsibilities during the probate process. You must handle the assets of the decedent, resolve any tax issues that are in place, and ensure that the final wishes of the person who has passed away are carried out as specified. Some of these legal responsibilities can be complex and carry personal liability. This means that you need legal guidance and advice so that you can carry out your responsibilities without risk.
When a person stands to inherit money or other assets, they may choose to be represented by an attorney to ensure the executor of the estate is handling their responsibilities in accordance with law. In other cases, a person may not believe that the last will and testament is a true reflection of the decedent’s last wishes. In any of these instances, an experienced attorney can be of assistance.
How Can a Roswell Probate Attorney Assist Me?
Fouts Law Group, LLC is ready to offer assistance to anyone involved in probate in Roswell. Whether you have been named as an executor or an heir, or if you wish to contest a will, call our office at (678) 242-8344 for assistance. You may also choose to contact us online for more information about how we can assist you.