When an owner dies, property can pass through the Probate Court process. Probate becomes a necessary step when property is not conveyed before death. Real property can be conveyed into a Trust by the owner as part of Estate Planning in order to avoid the Probate process.
Owners should consult their legal professionals to understand the best way to hold property and how to handle the property in their estate after death. A written will that conveys real property may have to be probated by the court.
Most executors and administrators are completely overwhelmed by the process, especially in the wake of losing someone close. Here you can view some examples of the duties an executor is responsible for.
If estate planning has not been put in place to avoid probate, an executor can handle the process by himself (or executrix by herself) or they can be assisted by legal counsel. As Real Estate professionals certified in the probate process, we can help with the real estate side of the estate.
Call us to discuss your needs for assistance with real estate either in probate or prior to the process.