It can be difficult, expensive, and emotional to handle the probate process. In addition to discussing various probate avoidance techniques, our attorneys can help you design a comprehensive estate planning plan that works for your family and finances so that your loved ones don’t have to go through probate. The use of life estate deeds or joint tenants with the right of survivorship, LLCs or living trusts, and transferring ownership of smaller assets that usually go through probate so that they do not have to go through probate are some ways to avoid probates.
There may be a need to file probate in each county or state if you own property in more than one. Rather than having to file multiple ancillary estates in every location where you own real estate, we can develop a plan for your property that avoids the time and expense of numerous court filings.
It is not the best solution for everyone to avoid probate. Alternative plans may be more appropriate depending on your specific situation. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of probate avoidance during your estate planning consultation.