Dealing with probate
Probate Court has jurisdiction over the determination of the validity of wills and administration of estates, trusts, and matters involving minors or adults who lack sufficient capacity.
Probate Issues may include confirming or challenging the validity of a Will or determination that the decedent died without a Will (“Intestate”). This is followed by the administration of the Estate to pay outstanding debts and taxes, determine the identity of all heirs and, if necessary, pay the costs of administration, and distribute the assets in accordance with either the terms of the Will or according to the legal rules of Intestate Succession. Sometimes the Estate must either defend against the Claim of a Creditor or seek to recover assets held by another person or entity.