Probate and Alternatives

A probate is the legal proceeding used to determine a deceased owner’s estate assets, assess their value and distribute them to the appropriate persons. Multiple factors are involved in determining whether a probate is necessary and what action needs to be taken. While this process can be overwhelming, our attorneys can provide compassionate counsel to assist individuals in settling their loved one’s estates.

In certain situations a probate can be avoided. Our firm frequently utilizes small estate affidavits, affidavits of heirship, and pay-on-death beneficiary designations, among other tools, to settle estates outside of probate.

Entz Burton & Associates will evaluate your circumstances to help you decide which avenue will most efficiently bring resolution to you and your family.