What is probate?

Probate is the legal process of transferring property of the deceased, to their heirs or beneficiaries. Whether the decedent had a will or not, a probate is still necessary if the decedent dies with probate assets.

The length of a probate may vary. On average, a probate takes between six and twelve months to complete if there is no Federal estate tax return is required to be filed.

At the law offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald, we can help your family through this difficult process should tragedy occur.