Probate law refers to the administration and execution of a deceased person’s will. It might seem obvious that if you create a will to describe how your assets should be distributed, then it should be carried out according to your wishes after your passing. Sometimes this process can go smoothly, but not always. In the worst cases, your will may be disputed in whole or in part, and can leave a nightmare of a legal maze for your loved ones to navigate for years.
The experienced estate planning attorneys at Raffaele Puppio can help you and yours through the probate process in Delaware County and the greater Philadelphia area. We will draft your will to make sure there are no loopholes that can be exploited. When time comes to execute your will, we will see that it is handled in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible and that the maximum awards possible are distributed to your beneficiaries. If problems arise, we will take whatever measures are necessary, including court action, to ensure that your final requests are carried out in the way you wanted them to be.
The greater your assets and number of beneficiaries, the greater the chance that something can go wrong during the probate process. We like to think that our friends and family members will work together following a tragedy; sadly, this isn’t always the case. That is why you need effective legal management to safeguard your assets, even after you are gone.
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