Often, family members of deceased loved ones experience difficulties refinancing or selling property left to them in a will or by operation of law because the deceased person’s estate was never probated. When real estate passes from one person to another by will, or by normal intestate succession upon their death, it is necessary for a Probate Action to be filed in the state where the property is located.
Our firm helps clients quickly ascertain and evaluate what they need in order to clear title to the property so that the property can be sold, refinanced, or properly held by the new owners. In some instances, this process can be done in as little as one week. For more complicated matters, the probate process can take three to four months.
Often, we see heirs who are left with little, if any, assets in the deceased’s estate other than property that is encumbered by a mortgage exceeding the value of the property. We can help in this situation and, in some cases, we can offer to probate the deceased’s estate at no cost to the heirs even for properties in foreclosure.
For assistance with probate matters, contact The Law Office of Henry W. Hicks to discuss your particular situation.