Probate Law Peoria, IL
When a loved one dies, there is much more to do than arrange their funeral. Hopefully, the deceased person created a will instructing their family on how to divide their assets. Unfortunately, you will be surprised to learn how many people don’t create a will, and even if they do, a probate procedure may be required. At Brave Law Center, P.C., we are here to help you navigate through the probate process, and ensure that all the legal details are taken care of. If you need assistance with probate law in Peoria, IL, call (309) 685-7900 now for your free consultation.
How Can a Probate Lawyer Help?
When a loved one dies, you and your family need time to mourn, not worry or argue about the legal details. When a probate is required, you need someone who will protect your interests. Our attorneys are fully licensed and equipped to help you with anything you need during the probate process, including:
- Identification of assets
- Valuation of assets
- Asset distribution
- Estate administration
- Trust administration
- And more.
At Brave Law Center, we can advise you on your rights and represent you in a will contest. We can represent you at all hearings and court appearances so you have time to mourn.
What Is the Purpose of Probate Law?
The goal of probate law is to divide the deceased person’s assets and pay their debts. Usually, the probate process will involve notifying creditors, paying taxes, solving any disputes around the will or assets, and providing the family with guidance on how to distribute the estate if there is no will present. While the court does its best to go through the process smoothly, conflicts still often arise. The average probate will take between six and nine months, but complications can make the process last much longer.