Probate of Estates
Reach Out to a Seasoned Atlanta Probate Lawyer
Probate litigation can be a complicated legal process, involving a court-appointed administrator or executor who will oversee property and asset transfers from a decedent to surviving families and beneficiaries. When a person passes away, probate is not just used to determine how their assets must be administered to loved ones, but also how debts will be paid off and any disputes resolved.
If you are facing the probate process, you need to retain an experienced Atlanta probate lawyer who can effectively guide you through each and every step. At Meyring Law Firm, we have 10+ years of combined legal experience and are skilled at handling complex probate litigation proceedings.
We can confidently assist you with the following:
- Drafting and executing a will
- Completing requirements for filing and processing
- Reporting to the court for probate or estate matters
- Resolving issues with asset distribution
- Estate litigation, when necessary
The legal team at Meyring Law Firm is here to provide the meaningful insight you need during this time. Call to set up an initial appointment or fill out a case evaluation.
What are my responsibilities as a personal representative?
During probate, you can request to be appointed as a personal representative by the court. If approved, you will take an oath that promises to keep the estate’s best interest in mind. In this role, you hold the responsibility of ensuring the estate is settled properly. A “letters of testamentary” document will be issued by the court that gives you certain authority to carry out these responsibilities.
Under this document, you will have the authority to do the following:
- Collect descendant’s personal assets
- Professionally appraise all assets and property
- Sell assets to put towards debts, taxes, or inheritance
- Distribute remaining property according to the will
Though some of these responsibilities may seem straightforward, it is strongly advisable that you have an Atlanta probate attorney help with the various aspects and issues that can arise in the probate process. Our team at Meyring Law Firm never strays from providing trusted legal advice and guidance, ensuring the process is streamlined from beginning to end.
To get started, feel free to reach out to our firm. We are ready to assist you at this time.