Probate & Trust Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the probate process and managing an inherited home can often feel overwhelming, particularly when it's your first encounter with such matters. In simple terms, probate is the legal procedure undertaken to ensure the fair distribution of assets, such as a home. When you inherit a home, there are key considerations to address, including maintenance, taxes, and potentially preparing the property for sale.

The Bittinger Team Realtors® will help navigate this process efficiently and effectively. Our Certified Probate Specialists are dedicated to providing the expert guidance and personalized solutions you need, helping you focus on your needs and objectives rather than the complexities of the probate process.

What is probate?

Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone passes, involving verifying the will, paying debts, and distributing remaining assets.

What is a trust?

A trust is a legal entity holding assets for a person or organization. The terms of the trust dictate asset distribution upon death.

How long does the probate process take?

The probate process duration can vary greatly, depending on factors like estate complexity and legal requirements.

How are assets distributed?

After debts are paid, remaining assets are distributed as specified in the will or trust.

How can a realtor assist in the probate process?

A realtor can guide in preparing, listing, and selling property involved in the probate process.

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