Probate Court Administration

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Chris B.

Attorney Mike Hollander and Kelly are great to work with and made what I thought was going to be a really frustrating probate process very simple and efficient for my family.”


Rian S.

Mr. Hollander and his practice are consummate professionals! He recently helped out with a family member’s probate court administration, and was both thorough and responsive. Thank you for having your client’s best interests at the forefront, Mike. You made complicated items in life a lot easier.”


Ashley G.

Mr. Hollander helped my family facilitate the probate of my grandmother's car after she passed away. Her death was hard on my family and dealing with this was the last thing we wanted to do, but Mr. Hollander was very nice, professional, and responsive throughout the whole process.”


Probate Court Administration

Probate is a court-supervised process to decide the distribution of a deceased person properly. Although we encourage you to avoid probate with proper planning, it is unavoidable in certain situations and can lead to a costly and lengthy legal process if mismanaged. If probate is necessary, a trusted legal representative can help you protect your assets from being withheld by creditors and the state.

Small Estate Affidavit

In certain situations, there are alternatives to a full probate process that can be more efficient and cost-effective. One such option is a small estate affidavit, which allows for the simplified distribution of assets for estates below a certain threshold. This affidavit is typically available when the value of the estate is relatively small, and it allows the heirs or beneficiaries to bypass probate altogether. Consulting with an experienced attorney can help determine if a small estate affidavit is a viable option in your specific case. Read more here.

Petition to Determine Heirship

Another legal tool that can be utilized in probate matters is a petition to determine heirship. This petition is typically filed when there is uncertainty or dispute regarding the rightful heirs of the deceased person’s estate. The court will then review evidence and testimonies to establish the legal heirs and their respective shares in the estate. This process can provide clarity and help ensure a fair distribution of assets in situations where there is no clear will or if the existing will is deemed invalid.  Continue reading.

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Still Have Questions?

All assets not held in a trust or given beneficiary designation.

Without legal representation, there may be family or creditor conflicts regarding the transfer of assets.

A probate attorney will negotiate on your behalf and reduce the complexity of the probate process.

If there is no dispute to your right to administer the state, it will take on average 3 to 6 weeks.