The Denver probate lawyer at Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law has extensive experience helping clients protect their interests during probate proceedings.
Probate is the legal process associated with administering the estate of a deceased individual and involves paying all existing debts or taxes and then distributing the remainder of his assets either according to a valid will or probate law (if no will is in place). Probate proceedings are overseen by a probate court, which will be responsible for assessing the validity of a will and, in the event no will is in place, appointing an executor to administer the estate. While there are some ways in which individuals may be able to speed up or even bypass the probate process entirely, there are also some types of property or assets – like life insurance policies or assets protected by certain trusts – that may be exempt from probate proceedings.
However, in general, many small and large estates will have to go through the probate process upon an individual’s death, and having an experienced Denver probate lawyer represent you during such potentially complicated proceedings can ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected.
At Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law, our Denver probate lawyer has extensive experience successfully handling various probate matters for our clients, including those that involve:
- Probate litigation, which may arise when creditors try to collect debts from an estate or when a will is contested
- Trust administration, which involves managing a trust and its assets according to the wishes of the founder
- Estate taxes, which will need to be paid upon the transfer of assets to various beneficiaries
- Allegations of breaching fiduciary duties, which could arise if an individual is being accused of somehow mismanaging an estate’s assets.
Consulting with an Experienced Denver Probate Lawyer
If you are facing complex probate proceedings associated with a loved one’s will and need help defending your interests, the Denver probate lawyer at Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law is here to help you at every step of the process. Regardless of whether a will is in place, our full-service law firm can effectively defend your rights and interests to help you get through the probate process as favorably and efficiently as possible.
For more information regarding our services, as well as professional legal advice regarding the best manner in which to handle probate proceedings, contact the experienced and trusted Denver probate lawyer at Donald Glenn Peterson Attorney at Law by emailing us or calling (303) 758-0999.