Once a family member dies and has been buried, now what?
Usually this will mean opening an estate in the Probate Court in the county where the person was domiciled. Easy right? Easier said than done.
There are forms, and then there are more forms. There will likely be terms on the forms that you have never heard before, rules you do not know about, and quite frankly, the whole mess can be pretty scary to people who are unfamiliar with the process, adding stress to an already very stressful situation.
Most often, the best thing you can do is find an attorney with knowledge of probate administration and let them handle it. Attorney Jacob Snyder has the experience and the patience to guide you through any estate issues that may arise, from filing the initial petition to closing the estate.
In some very unfortunate cases, you may need to protect your interests against creditors, or potentially other heirs or devisees. Money can make people do nasty things to each other. If there is even a possibility of a contested issue, talk to an attorney sooner rather than later so that you can take any appropriate measures to insure that your share is intact.
Be smart. Contact Attorney Jacob Snyder for a free consultation regarding your probate issues before they get out of hand.