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What is Probate?

The loss of a loved one is never easy. Especially, when it comes to passing on the estate and assets of that loved one to his or her rightful heirs. Probate is the legal process of proving that a deceased person’s will is valid and administering the estate in accordance with the will, or the administration of a person’s estate according to state law if that person dies without a will.  The personal representative of an estate, also known as the executor of the estate, must apply for probate with the court. The process takes place in probate court and can range from extremely simple to complex. The attorneys at Friedly & Ward have several decades of experience representing individuals through the probate process and will assist you to efficiently and effectively navigate probate and successful administer the estate of your loved one.

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How to Avoid Probate?

Idaho has many laws which enable loved ones to pass on real and personal property to their loved ones outside of the probate process. These transfers are often referred to as nonprobate transfers. The attorneys at Friedly & Ward will assist you in determining how these laws can help you create the best estate plan for you and your loved ones and make the transfer of assets as painless and simple as possible upon the passing of your loved one.

Call us today at 208-587-4412. We can help you determine what steps you need to take to keep your assets in the hands of your beneficiaries. We will help you make the transition of property and assets as smooth as possible for your loved ones. We serve clients in Mountain Home, Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Glenns Ferry, Grand View, Bruneau, Gooding, Elmore County, Gooding County, Owhyee County, and Ada County, Idaho.