Probate court primarily handles matters such as estates, conservatorships and guardianships. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience with assisting those who have ascended into the role of responsibility over a loved one’s estate, finances, or physical well-being.
Probating an estate can be a confusing process and we can answer any questions you may have and ensure that all documents are filed correctly and timely.
The attorneys at Bell and Robinson have vast experience in contested and uncontested conservatorship and guardianship proceedings. We will assist you with navigating through the courts and following the legal requirements to both pursue and maintain a conservatorship and/or guardianship.
Conservatorship is a legal status to which a court appoints a person to manage the financial and personal affairs of a minor or another person in need due to age, physical or mental limitations.
Guardianship is a legal process by which a court appoints a representative for a minor or an individual with a physical or mental disability. The guardian is responsible for establishing and monitoring the physical care of an individual and managing their living arrangements.
The process of probating an estate is initiated when a petition for probate is filed with the court. This is normally filed by a family member of the deceased, or a person designated in the will. When a decedent has no will, the probate court will determine who will be designated to protect the assets and distribute the property after the decedent’s death. The executor or administrator is responsible for allocating the decedent’s estate to the proper beneficiaries