When you create your estate plan, you can make changes and decisions that allow many assets to pass to the recipient of your choosing without the need to open a probate estate. There are times, however, when you have no choice but to open a probate estate, which often happens when the person who has died had no estate planning in place. Opening a probate estate may also be necessary when the deceased owned assets that could not pass to another person without a court order.
It is usually possible to probate a small estate via what is called an “unsupervised administration” or informal proceeding. Conversely, there are times when it is appropriate to ask for a “supervised administration” or formal proceeding in Monroe County Court. Kyrsten will help you determine which one suits your needs. Once it is determined which route works best for you, Kyrsten will help you through the process.
There are many steps, and lots of paperwork, involved in opening and administering an estate. Probate lawyer Kyrsten Niemiec and KN Legal in Monroe, MI can help you navigate those steps, alleviate some of the pressure on you and allow you to focus on processing the loss of your loved one.