Cuyahoga County Probate Attorney
Helping Families Through Difficult Times
At Van Ness Law, we are committed to helping families and individuals through some of the most difficult times in their lives. We provide compassionate, experienced, and effective legal guidance to help families through the probate process and ensure that their loved ones are well cared for after they are gone.
Our probate lawyer in Cuyahoga County brings decades of experience helping families through the probate process and can provide experienced guidance and support to help you get through this difficult time.
What Is Probate?
Probate is the legal process that is used to settle the estate of a deceased person. It is a court-supervised process that ensures that the deceased's debts are paid and that their property is distributed according to their will or the laws of intestacy.
Probate is not required in every situation, and there are several options for distributing a person's property after their death. However, it is often the best option for handling a person's assets, as it gives families and individuals the time and resources they need to sort through their loved one's belongings, make decisions about what to keep and what to donate, and make plans for their loved one's final resting place.
Van Ness Law Can Help
Our firm prides itself on the experience and knowledge we can provide. We have been helping families through the probate process for decades and have everything needed to help you get through this difficult time.
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What Issues Arise During Probate?
There are many issues that can arise during the probate process. A family may need to hire an appraiser to value their loved one's estate or may need to deal with creditors who are owed money by the deceased. They may need to sort through their loved one's belongings to determine what to keep and what to donate, or they may need to find a place to bury or cremate their loved one. They may need to make important decisions about their loved one's estate or may need to deal with family members who are contesting the will.
Probate is a complicated process, and it can be difficult to sort through all the issues that arise during this time. Our attorney has experience helping families get through the probate process, and we can help you address the legal and practical issues that arise.
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