Probate Administration

The probate process ensures that an estate is legally administered after someone has passed away. If done incorrectly, this process can take months or even years.  When there is a will and it is uncontested, the probate process can be relatively simple.  Otherwise, it is up to the court to determine if a will is valid, who the beneficiaries of the will are, and how to resolve claims against the estate.  At the Law Office of Heather L. Smith, we will help you navigate this process by serving as your liaison in the court system, dealing with creditors, and ensuring that your loved one’s last wishes are respected.