Twin Falls Lawyer
If you need legal assistance concerning the Idaho probate process, you can count on the legal acumen, dedicated care, and personalized service available at Roy, Nielson, Platts, McGee & Schoettger. We serve clients in and around Twin Falls with comprehensive legal representation in this practice field.
A Twin Falls probate lawyer at our firm is part of an accomplished team that has more than 85 years of combined experience in the legal industry and has received the highest possible ratings based on peer review from Martindale-Hubbell®, a law firm review service. Our firm has been rated AV Preeminent® since 1987 which reflects the consistency of our proven results, ethical standards, and the high level of service we provide to the people within our community.
Probate is a court process which handles the estate of an individual who dies with or without a will. Without going through probate, legal problems may arise for the deceased's family members who take control of the estate and need to obtain the authority to manage and distribute an individual's assets. Where probate is required by law, it should be handled as early as possible following the death of the individual.
The process consists of appointing a personal representative, otherwise known as the executor of the estate. This person will have a fiduciary capacity and will be held accountable to the court as well as the creditors and heirs for proper administration. The executor's responsibilities will consist of identifying all of the deceased's property, assets, and debts. The property and assets will be appraised or valued and may be liquidated to pay any estate expenses. He or she will then be responsible for alerting any creditors who may be owed payment so as to pay all valid debts, bills, and taxes owed. Finally, the remaining assets, property, possessions, or funds will be distributed to the heirs of the estate according to law. The process ends with a final accounting to the probate court.
If you have any questions, issues, disputes, or other legal problems concerning a probate, it is vital to seek the help of a competent professional. Contact our firm at (208) 918-0142 to work with an experienced Twin Falls attorney today.