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If you have been appointed as Personal Representative of a probate estate, you are likely overwhelmed. There are so many forms and processes, and you might not be sure where to start. Steele Family Law can advise you throughout the process. Our Anderson probate lawyer can help you do the things you’re able to do on your own as well as what you can’t do for yourself. We can make the complicated process a little easier, and give you a little more room to breathe

What Happens during Probate?

Step 1: File an Application or Petition

To begin the process, an application or petition is filed, and the court will appoint someone to be the personal representative of the estate. This person will oversee the entire probate process and make decisions on behalf of the estate, so it’s very important to make every decision carefully and intentionally.

Step 2: Cover Debts and Taxes

Once a personal representative of a probate estate is chosen, information about the property of the estate can be requested and determined. This involves contacting every financial organization with the proper paperwork proving your identification, as well as being notified of any standing debts and unfiled taxes. These need to be settled before moving forward.

Step 3: Property is Transferred

Finally, a plan can be established that determines a transition of assets. This has to be approved by the court, which will take into account the family structure, approval by beneficiaries, and more. Alongside transfer of assets, documents for some of the transfers must be drawn up and filed with the appropriate state or county officials to finalize the decision.

Probate can be a daunting process. You can rely on a Greenville probate lawyer from Steele Family Law to assist you.

Steele Family Law Is Ready To Help

Even with complete agreement on a plan, probate administration is not an easy process. Paperwork has to be filed at every point of the process and multiple organizations that must receive notification. Having an experienced Greenville probate lawyer by your side is crucial to a successful conclusion. Steele Family Law has the understanding to help you through the entire process, so call today.

Steele Family Law serves communities all throughout South Carolina, including Anderson, Greenville, and Greenville County.

The Process

Success for you and your family will be different. We want to serve you with care specific to what you need. That begins with knowing the beginning and desired outcomes. This allows us to navigate the journey – so you do not have to.

1. Get Prepared

Talk to the intake team to get ready to get together. Gather your documents and pertinent information. We are looking forward to meeting you!

2. Share Your Life

No matter the legal matter, we want to know about you and how we can help support you and your family.

3. Chart A Course

After our discussion, we will collaborate with you for a direction to strategically navigate your circumstance and move you toward your goals.

4. Advocate For You

Your family is our business and your best interest is our concern during this time where we find the best outcomes for you and your family through mediation or family litigation (sometimes both).

5. Turn The Page

Even after your Family Law matter is resolved, we are here as a member of the community and asset whenever you need us in the next chapter of your journey.

You Choose How Things Get Better

Anxiety-Fueling Fear About What’s Next OR Clarity and Peace Through The Process

Angry Arguments About Parental Time OR Happy and Healthy Co Parenting

Fighting, Feuding, and Bitterness OR Moving On and Getting Better

Trapped, Caught, and Afraid OR Confident, Cared For, Supported

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