In a best case scenario, your loved one went through the process of estate planning before they passed and your responsibilities to the beneficiaries are clear.
However, many people don’t recognize the importance of estate planning until it’s too late, and the details of their estate are left for you to organize by yourself through the complicated and sometimes lengthy probate process.
But you don’t need to go through probate alone.
Our team at Generations Law Group is experienced in probate litigation, and we’re ready to lend a compassionate hand to guide you through this process.
What is probate?
When the court takes over the process of distributing the estate of someone who has died, this is known as probate.
Probate occurs when the person failed to create a trust. If a person set up a will before they died, the probate process is still necessary. And if the person had neither a trust nor a will, the court will go through probate in accordance with the inheritance laws of the state.
In Idaho, some of the most common assets in the probate process include:
- Personal items, such as vehicles and furniture
- Cash, investments, and stock
- Intangible assets, such as patents
Not all assets are subject to probate, however. Assets that pass to the beneficiaries without going through probate include joint tenancy assets, property ownership assets, and beneficiary designations.
Even in the case of no disputes, it’s important to have an experienced probate litigation attorney on your side to deal with the complex language of the law, filling out documents correctly and promptly, and responding to any last-minute requests the court might make.
In some cases, your attorney can actually help you track down assets you didn’t know existed or beneficiaries who might be difficult to reach.
Contact Generations Law Group today to get started
At Generations Law Group, we want to do our part to ensure you’re following your loved one’s wishes as much as possible. Our approach comes from a place of compassion and decades of experience. Call today so we can get started on your case.