Probate Law in Little Rock

As probate lawyers, we provide legal assistance to personal representatives, executors, and trustees in relation to their responsibilities regarding estate assets.

It can be stressful dealing with a loved one’s estate, Little Rock probate lawyers can help deal with the legal issues that arise when trying to transfer assets.

Probating Estate in Pulaski County, AR

As probate lawyers, we provide legal assistance to personal representatives, executors, and trustees in relation to their responsibilities regarding estate assets.

It can be stressful dealing with a loved one’s estate, Little Rock probate lawyers can help deal with the legal issues that arise when trying to transfer assets.

Probate Process in Little Rock

The probate process, in short, is the legal process for transferring their property either according to their Last Will and Testament (if they had one) or if they did not have a Will, then according to Arkansas probate Law after their death.

The probate court requires that the family of the deceased alert the public to ensure that all bills are paid on any property owned before the remainder is distributed to the heirs. An experienced Little Rock Probate Attorney can make sure the estate is properly transferred to the heirs as quickly as possible.

If the property is in a different state than Arkansas, a probate proceeding must be started there. The ancillary probate must be filed in that state.

One of the reasons that probate takes so long is that there is a six-month waiting period between publication in a newspaper or legal publication and informing creditors about the deadline for submitting claims against the estate. The publication of this period is for unknown creditors.

Where creditor of the decedent is known, that creditor must be notified as soon as possible after the determination.

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Going to Probate Court in Little Rock

Probate may have a bad reputation, but many families need the kind of court oversight that probate provides to ensure that their deceased loved one’s estate is handled lawfully and appropriately in accordance with his or her wishes.

The Circuit Courts in Arkansas handle probate cases. Your probate attorney will file a petition for probate in the county where the loved one lived or where their property was located if they were from out of state.

How Long Does Probate Take in Little Rock, AR

From start to finish, the timeline on a small estate (that includes a three-month notice to creditors) takes about six months or less. The not everyone estate can qualify as a small estate. A regular estate, a full probate, (with a six-month notice to creditors) usually takes twelve months a at best.

Generally, we say that probate takes about a year from start to finish – but it can be a much longer process, years even, if it’s contested.

Contact a Little Rock Probate Attorney Today!

We offer free strategy sessions and can even do a probate with no money upfront. We can get paid from the estate once it is over. If you have any probate questions, feel free to contact us today!

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