Coeur D’Alene Probate and Trust Litigation Lawyer – Representing Clients During Their Time of Need
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The loss of a loved one can present many challenges, one of which is determining how to settle the deceased’s estate. Attorney Jim Bendell has handled many probate cases, both as an attorney and as a Court Commissioner and Judge Pro Tem.
He advises and represents family members, personal representatives, and other interested parties in the probate courts of North Idaho and the Spokane area. Contact The Bendell Law Firm today to discuss your case with our team.
Skilled Attorney Explains What Happens After the Death of A Loved One
The death of a loved one can be devastating and the last thing a grieving spouse or child wants to think about is administering the estate of the deceased. However, these responsibilities cannot be postponed indefinitely. There are obligations imposed upon the personal representative to marshal the assets of the estate, protect and insure estate assets, and file court documents in a timely manner.
These obligations exist whether or not the deceased left a written will. If the deceased has utilized a written trust to dispose of his or her assets, the obligations are different, but also must be addressed in a timely fashion.
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Regardless of whether or not there is a will in place, an application for probate should be filed with a probate court. A probate lawyer may assist families with this process and file an application on their behalf.
Typically, the probate process takes about 6 months. During this period, the probate court will determine whether there is a valid will in place. The court will also determine whether to open the administration of the estate.
Afterward, a hearing will be held before the probate judge to recognize the decedent’s passing, and either distribute the estate accordingly or appoint someone to administer the estate. Without a will, a person’s estate might not get distributed the way that person would have wished.
This is just a brief overview of the main steps of the probate process in the state of Idaho. If you hire The Bendell Law Firm, our team will be by your side through every step of the process.
Call The Bendell Law Firm to Schedule A Free Consultation With A Probate Attorney
If your loved one has died and you are facing probate, it can be helpful to speak with a probate attorney. Jim Bendell has several years of experience providing legal services to clients in the Coeur D’Alene community, and throughout the states of Idaho and Washington.
Because of his extensive experience, he has the legal resources and expertise to handle the most complex cases. Some of Mr. Bendell’s many practice areas include real estate disputes, business law, personal injury claims, and civil litigation.
Let our team review your case and address your legal questions regarding trusts, wills, and probate during a no-cost consultation. To schedule a free consultation, call our law office at (208) 215-2255 or fill out the online form on our website.