Probate Attorneys Serving Bend, Oregon
Find Help Navigating Probate in Central Oregon
Probate is a formal, expensive, and public court proceeding required to administer an estate when a person dies with assets held in their name. Contrary to what many think, a Will does not keep you out of probate – it is your ticket to that process. Tony De Alicante has years of experience managing the probate process for his clients.
Probate is a complex field of law and happens during a complicated and traumatic time. Our team can help. Learn more about Tony’s credentials and background today. De Alicante Law Group will help make navigating probate easier as your family deals with more important matters dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Do You Need a Probate Attorney in Bend, Oregon?
De Alicante Law Group’s experience in probate law will ensure the process is smooth and that you can rest easy knowing that an estate is in good, caring hands during a trying time in your life.
Tony De Alicante can help assist during this process, making things easier for everyone involved in getting the estate settled so that your family can grieve and move forward with minimal complications or worries. His experience in estate planning, trusts, business, and taxes gives De Alicante a unique insight into every facet of probate law you may face.
Here is a sample of what a probate attorney can help you with:
- File Petition for Probate with the court (pay filing fee)
- File Will and Death Certificate with the court
- Pay for a bond based on the value of the estate (unless there is a Will that waives a bond)
- Issue Letters of Administration to allow the Personal Representative to carry out the probate
- Publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation, three times (requires payment)
- Wait four months from publication for creditors to make claims
- Notify heirs, creditors, interested parties, and the State of Oregon of the probate proceeding
- Compile an inventory of assets, assign values, file with the court
- Pay, deny or contest (litigate) creditor claims
- New creditor claims are cut off four months after newspaper publication
- File annual and final accountings (requires filing fee)
- Lawyer petitions for fees and costs
- Ask the court’s permission to distribute assets and approve settlements
- File a Limited Judgment asking the court to allow distribution of assets (requires filing fee)
- Make allowed distributions of assets, get receipts from beneficiaries
- File receipts with the court to account for asset distribution
- File an Order with the court to close the estate (the estate is not closed until the Order is signed)
There are different kinds of probate, alternatives to probate, and ways to avoid probate altogether. Without proper planning, your estate may have to go through multiple probates in multiple states. Don’t let that happen. Contact De Alicante Law Group today to find out how they can offer experience and insight into your unique situation.
Not everything has to go through probate, even if it is not held in a trust. There are ways to keep parts of your estate from having to go through probate, even if you don’t have an estate plan. In addition, there are limited methods to get at least part of your estate to your family without a probate proceeding. See our Probate Substitutes handout below to learn more about De Alicante Law Group’s tactics:
Call our probate attorneys today for a free, in-person consultation to assess your needs and see how De Alicante Law Group can serve you. De Alicante Law Group also provides tax counsel, learn more today!
Free Estate Planning Seminars
De Alicante Law Group offers free estate planning seminars, where we seek to educate clients on the basics of getting started planning their estate. See the schedule and sign up for one today!