Experienced Guidance For Probate In Montana
If you have recently lost a family member, you may have questions and concerns about the probate process. What are my inheritance rights? How can I make sure my loved one’s wishes are carried out? The probate process is complex and there is much at stake, but an experienced attorney can make it simple and straightforward for you while protecting your interests.
At Calton Hamman & Wolff, P.C., in Billings, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience handling probate and estate administration matters. Whether you live here or are from out of state and have interest in an estate in Montana, we are here to provide you with the knowledgeable guidance and strong advocacy you need.
The Probate Process
When a person passes away, probate is the process by which that person’s legal and financial affairs are settled. Some of the key elements of the probate process include:
- An accounting of estate assets
- Notify heirs and beneficiaries
- Collect debts owed to the estate
- Pay taxes and creditors to the estate
- Distribute estate assets in accordance with a valid will
Probate draws many parties into the same legal proceeding, many with competing interests. Disputes are common, and often pit one family member against another. We apply creative solutions to resolve family estate disputes in a cost-effective manner that preserves harmony between parties to the greatest possible extent. We are skilled negotiators but are always prepared for strong litigation.
Talk With An Experienced Probate Attorney
We are here to help you understand your rights and options in regard to probate in Montana. To arrange your initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 406-206-4827.