As we’ve mentioned before, probate law is the process of distributing the assets of a person after they’ve passed away. Usually, this is handled by the probate court. Although this is something most people must deal with at some point in their lives, it can be a overwhelming. Before you and your family decide to start this process, you should try and learn about the pros and cons of probate. Here’s a quick breakdown from the probate lawyer in Vidalia, GA at the Law Office of Tipton-Downie, PC:

  • Pros – Probate gives certainty to a family regarding the passing down of a loved one’s assets and belongings. This can help families from going through the effort of trying to figure out the value of the assets and how they should be distributed. Also, the probate court will make sure that a will is valid.
  • Cons – First and foremost, going through probate can be time-consuming. Some states may require a 30-90 day waiting period. It can also be expensive. Any fees that come out of the process are usually paid out of the estate.

Georgia probate law has some specific requirements that you need to be familiar with before filing. If you’d like the advice of an experienced probate lawyer in Vidalia, GA, please call the Law Office of Tipton-Downie. We understand wills and probate law and can give you the quality customer and legal counsel you need to make the probate process easier for you and your loved ones.