What is Probate?

Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It includes filing a deceased person’s will along with probate paperwork in the county the person was domiciled, identifying and appraising the assets, publishing appointment notice in the local newspaper, preparing court inventory and accounting(s) among other things.

What type of assets end up going through probate?

What type of assets end up going through probate?

Anything that an individual owns that is in their sole name without any designated beneficiary will go through probate. This could include:

  • Bank accounts
  • Houses/Real Property
  • Vehicles
  • Personal property

Expertise When You Need it Most

If you are tasked with serving as Personal Representative (Executor) of someone’s estate, that very likely means you have also just lost someone who was incredibly close to you. This can be a very difficult situation, because you will be asked to submit timely, accurate, and complicated reports on the person’s estate while grieving.

Many of our probate clients come to us after attempting to manage their loved one’s estate on their own at first. They start to administer the estate with confidence, then slowly begin to realize the importance of making sure each step is taken care of properly. As a result, our clients typically begin working with us at various stages in the process.

At the Law Office of Lena A. Clark, we make it a priority to help our clients maneuver through the probate administration process as seamlessly and efficiently as possible. We will guide you through the process, step-by-step, and make sure that your loved one’s wishes are filled out to the best of our ability.

If you have recently discovered that you will be administering a loved one’s estate anywhere in Maryland, please do not hesitate to contact us for our expert guidance throughout the process.

Getting Started

Ready to Take the First Step?

The best way to accomplish anything is by taking the first step. Our team is ready to work diligently to help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Schedule a consultation today or learn more about our process below.

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