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If you’re grieving the recent loss of a family member, allow us first to say how very sorry we are for what you’re going through. We know that death can be really tough, no matter the circumstances or how close your relationship was to the deceased. We also know that, depending on whether your loved one left an estate plan behind, it can get really complicated really quickly – at least legally and financially speaking! That’s why our compassionate Ivins probate lawyers are here to help. We can guide you through the confusing probate process to the quickest, most efficient resolution so you can start moving forward with your life after loss. Call today to book a free consultation.

What Is Probate?

Probate is a Utah court process that takes all of the property and assets of a deceased person and transfers their estate to their beneficiaries after all necessary debts and taxes have been paid. Essentially, it is there as sort of a checks and balances system to ensure that not just anyone can lay claim to the possessions left behind; only the rightful beneficiaries can! 

However, while probate isn’t inherently a bad thing, it is extremely tedious for grieving family members to navigate. There is tons of paperwork involved. It can take months or years to get everything sorted out. There are lots of formalities to abide by. The person who is named as the estate’s executor or personal representative (the person in charge of overseeing and completing the process) is responsible for many different duties, including:

  • Filing the deceased person’s will and death certificate with the probate court
  • Opening a petition for probate
  • Collecting and inventorying all assets
  • Getting all assets appraised
  • Formally notifying creditors, beneficiaries, and other parties who may have a claim to the estate
  • Communicating, negotiating with, and settling debts with creditors
  • Taking care of assets until probate is complete (for example, making sure the lawn of the house of the decedent gets mowed and the house itself doesn’t fall into disrepair). 
  • Filing final tax returns and paying any necessary taxes
  • Performing a final accounting
  • Closing probate 
  • And more. 

How Our Ivins Probate Lawyers Can Help

The first and most obvious reason to work with a local probate attorney throughout this process is because it’s the last thing that anyone wants to be dealing with while they mourn a loved one’s loss. Nothing about probate is fun or usually even pleasant – it’s all legal and financial toil. Our Ivins probate lawyers have spent years helping people in your shoes ease the legal burden! 

Firstly, we’ll take the time to determine whether or not your loved one’s estate has to go through probate in the first place – there may be a workaround that you are unaware of. If probate does have to occur, we know exactly how it works and what the specific laws in Utah are that may affect your situation. We can explain all of the things you need to know, and better yet we can take care of many of your responsibilities for you so you don’t have to worry about them. We’ll ensure that you don’t make any mistakes that could lead to additional fees or even to lawsuits by creditors; if family disputes arise, we can help you resolve them before they get out of hand and represent your interests. With our assistance, you’ll save time, money, and stress!

Why Choose ProvenLaw?

ProvenLaw is a trusted law firm with a sole focus on estate, trust, and tax matters; our Ivins probate lawyers have over 95 years of collective experience in this area. That means that guiding clients through probate administration is one of the things we do best! We know that it can be overwhelming to try to arrange your loved one’s final affairs, so we’re here to give you peace of mind. Let us preserve your loved one’s legacy and ensure a faster resolution. Call today to schedule your free 30-minute consultation, discuss your options, and learn more about your next steps!

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Tom and his staff were very helpful and patient in explaining everything to me because I had no idea what I was needing or doing. Very timely and extremely helpful. I have already recommended them to friends who knew I was going through the process.

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Tom and his staff were very helpful and patient in explaining everything to me because I had no idea what I was needing or doing. Very timely and extremely helpful. I have already recommended them to friends who knew I was going through the process.

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