Probate is the process of proving a will. It legally establishes a will’s validity before a judicial authority. Administration of a decedent’s estate in Vermont comes under the jurisdiction of the Probate Court.
The court oversees the probate proceeding. It makes sure that the decedent’s directions and Vermont law are followed in terms of managing assets and distribution.
Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC is qualified to help families as they enter the probate process in Vermont. We are experienced in working with wills and specific probate court forms. We understand who has to be served with these documents and how to best work with interested persons and executors. We can help in cases where there is no will.
Importance of Fiduciaries
Probate proceedings assign responsibility to fiduciaries for administration of the decedent’s estate in an impartial, prompt, and efficient manner. There are many duties, and Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC can help you understand them.
As examples, fiduciaries must inventory estate assets and prepare a record within a certain deadline. Fiduciaries must send notices to known creditors and publish notices to all creditors in the newspapers. The fiduciary pays administration expenses and keeps a separate checking account for the estate.
Let us assist you with any Probate issue.