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Probate Law Attorneys in Mt. Vernon, Missouri

How to Keep Your Property Out of Probate Court

Discuss Your Options With a Probate Attorney in Mt. Vernon, Republic, & Springfield

Probate can leave many families feeling frustrated and helpless. If you want to prevent your family from dealing with this stressful situation, you should consult a probate Attorney who serves Mt. Vernon, Republic, and Springfield, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. Cowherd Law Office counsels residents on legal ways to avoid probate through careful estate planning. This includes writing wills that follow Missouri state requirements, setting up trusts, and appointing durable powers of attorney. We also assist clients by preparing living wills and trusts.

Sam Cowherd of Cowherd Law Office will be your dedicated probate attorney. He can give your case the attention it deserves. He can also give you guidance about transferring assets in an efficient manner.

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What Happens During Probate?

After your loved one dies, the court will transfer your loved one's assets to the rightful beneficiaries. You can expect the court to...

  • Attempt to validate your loved one's will-
    Missouri has specific requirements for wills. It is crucial to work with an estate administration lawyer to ensure that your loved one's wills check off the right boxes.

  • Pay off your loved one's debts-
    Creditors may make claims for a certain time period. A probate Attorney in Mt. Vernon, Republic, and Springfield, Missouri can help you determine if those claims are valid.

  • Distribute your loved one's assets-
    If your loved one died without a valid will, the court will determine who receives your loved one's property.

You will have peace of mind and a better chance of resolving matters quickly by hiring an experienced attorney. Get in touch with Cowherd Law Office by calling now.