Losing a loved one is an emotionally devastating and stressful time. You may begin to wonder how you can carry on without that person, how your family members will cope with the loss, or even what will happen to your home and financial well-being in the future. When you add this fear of the unknown to the looming responsibilities related to succession and probate – the whole situation can become incredibly overwhelming.

If navigating the succession process was not difficult enough, some probates can become considerably more tense and challenging. Factors that complicate the process may include:

  • Value of property
  • Types of property
  • Transferring property from decedent’s name
  • Distribution of property and assets
  • Whether family members or outside parties contest the succession
  • Litigated succession
  • Decedent’s debts
  • Decedent’s final bills (ex: medical, funeral)
  • Estate taxes (also known as the Death Tax)

Unfortunately, disputes over estates do arise. These disputes can not only tear a family apart, but can also have dire financial consequences. At Wealth Planning Law Group, we help families navigate the succession process as efficiently and compassionately as possible. Our attorneys understand what you are going through and can manage every detail, no matter how complex your particular succession may be. We will find the best way to protect your estate and your loved ones. Contact us for an initial consultation so you and your family can focus on what is most important: (504) 212-3440 or info@lawealthplan.com.