Experienced Hot Springs Probate Lawyer
Meticulous care in executing your loved one’s legacy
Probate is the process a deceased person’s estate must go through to distribute their assets. The probate court determines the validity of the will, whether there are creditors to the estate whose rights supersede the heirs’ rights and whether there are debtors to the estate from whom assets can be collected. The probate court oversees the settling of all outstanding accounts and carries out the wishes of the deceased as recorded in the will.
The term probate is also applied to the estate administration process under the supervision of the probate court when the deceased did not leave a will. The estate goes through a similar process of identifying, locating, contacting and settling with creditors and debtors, but afterward the remaining assets are distributed according to Arkansas intestacy laws, rather than a will.
Controversies that arise during the probate of a will or the administration of an intestate estate can frustrate beneficiaries and add to their grief. At Wood, Schnipper & Britton, we have the litigation experience and the knowledge of the probate process to effectively represent the interests of your loved one’s estate from would-be creditors or disputes from family members.
Personal attention during your most difficult times
Wood, Schnipper & Britton has practiced probate law since our founding in 1875. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We know the language, processes and protocols of the probate court. Moreover, we have earned a reputation for integrity because of our thorough and careful management of countless estates.
As your probate lawyer in Hot Springs, we understand that going through a complex legal process during your period of mourning is an emotional challenge. We make every effort to lighten your burden by communicating thoroughly and often and keeping you updated on all progress. We move swiftly but surely through the probate court, always mindful of the toll that unnecessary delays can take. Though Wood, Schnipper & Britton has the experience and resources to manage high-value estates, we also provide high-quality, personalized service to smaller estates. Prospective clients looking for a Benton probate lawyer can also benefit from our service.
Contact our seasoned and trustworthy probate lawyers in Hot Springs, AR
To schedule an appointment to discuss your loved one’s estate, with or without a will, call Wood, Schnipper & Britton at 501-762-0887 or contact our office online.