Representation for Probate Matters in Charles Town, WV

Understanding the Probate Process

Probate is the process of determining whether a will is valid, and to oversee the distribution of a deceased person’s property with or without a will. The court appoints an executor named in the will, or appoints an administrator if there is no will, to process the assets, pay any liabilities on the estate, and distribute the assets to the beneficiaries named in the will. The probate process can be confusing and emotional for those involved. If you need assistance with the probate process, contact The Law Office of Robin Skinner Prinz, PLLC in Charles Town, WV.

Why Do I Need an Attorney for Probate?

Probate may be a trying process for everyone involved. Hiring an attorney will help to eliminate some of the stress, as well as help you to understand the procedure. Ms. Prinz will assist you in understanding the process, and will help to eliminate the confusion and stress that probate brings. Call our office today at (304) 728-2012 to see what we can do for you. The Law Office of Robin Skinner Prinz, PLLC serves Charles Town, Ranson, Harpers Ferry, and Shepherdstown, WV.

Probate Without a Will or Estate Plan

The probate process differs whether the deceased person dies testate (with a will) or intestate (without a will). Probate for a deceased person without a will or with an invalid will falls into the state’s hands. The state distributes the estate according to the law. The court appoints an administrator to see that the estate pays all lasting debt, and informs all heirs that the person passed. The law sets forth how to distribute the assets to the heirs, and who those heirs are. Understanding the appropriate procedures for probate can be difficult. The Law Office of Robin Skinner Prinz, PLLC works with you to understand the decisions you face throughout the process.