Ask anyone who has suffered through it: Probate – the Court supervised process of gathering, valuing and distributing your estate if you have only a Will or no written plan and assets greater than $150,000 in your name alone – is an expensive, time consuming, and very public process that is best avoided. Probate hearings and files, including asset and beneficiary information that you may not want to disclose, are open to the public. And it is very, very expensive, as you can see in the sidebar.
At Bartsch Law, we can help you avoid probate and save you those thousands in fees by creating a Living Trust where you can place your assets. We can also advise you on the benefits and pitfalls of other avenues of protection.
Organized & Hands-On
Our approach to Probate is organized, aggressive, and hands-on. Our attention to detail and our association with other colleagues in the field enable us to provide the quickest possible probate to our clients. The sooner we are involved, the better the outcome.
Give us a call today. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the process.