the attorneys at Robert K. Naumann, P.C. typically draft estate plans to avoid
probate, you may be required to probate the estate of your recently deceased
loved because they worked with another attorney to prepare their plan, chose to
have only a simple will, or had no estate plan at all. If probate is
required, don’t worry—our attorneys shepherd estates through the probate
process regularly. We make the process as smooth as possible for our clients.
Moreover, our experience has made us quite efficient; although we charge hourly
rates for probated estates, you are almost certain to find that our fees our
substantially less than many of our colleagues.
your loved one left no will, there are still techniques available to avoid
probate in some cases, such as the “premium” or “bond” in lieu of probate
process and the small estate affidavit. The market value of real estate
in the estate, or the overall size of the estate, will determine whether these
non-probate options are permissible and, if so, whether the option is
course, avoiding probate is not always possible. If you are facing an
estate that is disputed among siblings or others, or if your loved one passed
with a substantial number or amount of debts, probate may be the wisest option
even if it is not required. Several factors impact the choice to pursue
a free consultation
with an attorney at Robert K. Naumann, P.C. to determine
what is your best course of action.