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How Can a Probate Attorney Help You?

Probate court can be very confusing and time-consuming for someone who is not familiar with the process. No need to worry though. An experienced probate attorney can advise and assist the Personal Representative (Executor) of the estate with the following:

  • Identifying Necessary Documents

    When a family member or friend passes away, the Personal Representative of the estate must identify and locate various important documents that will be used by the probate court to determine how the deceased person’s property should be distributed. These documents may include: a death certificate, last will and testament, real estate deeds, financial information, funeral bills, etc.

  • Preparing Court Filings

    In order to start the probate process, someone needs to prepare and file the necessary documents with the court. These documents typically need to be prepared by an attorney. Hiring the right probate attorney can help streamline this process and ensure that all of the right forms and documents are submitted to the probate court for processing.

  • Inventory of Probate Assets

    The Personal Representative of the estate must take an inventory of all of the decedent’s assets and determine which assets should be included in the probate estate. This may require the Personal Representative to review life insurance documents, real estate deeds, titling of accounts, beneficiary designations and trust documents. Having an experienced probate attorney to help with this process can be extremely beneficial.

  • Settling Outstanding Debts

    Once all of the decedent’s assets are inventoried, the Personal Representative of the estate is required (most of the time) to provide notice to the decedent’s creditors so that any outstanding debt claims can be addressed and paid accordingly.

  • Distribution of Assets

    Once the decedent’s probate estate is inventoried and all debts are paid, the Personal Representative is required to distribute the remaining probate assets according to a will or intestate laws. This process may require that certain assets be appraised/sold and a probate attorney can help and advise the Personal Representative throughout this process.

How Can a Probate Attorney Help You?

Probate court can be very confusing and time-consuming for someone who is not familiar with the process. No need to worry though. An experienced probate attorney can advise and assist the Personal Representative (Executor) of the estate with the following:

Why Clients Trust Fritz Law LLC

At Fritz Law LLC, we take pride in serving our clients and the community around us. Our goal is to provide a highly personalized legal experience in a timely and cost-efficient manner. This approach allows our clients to focus on the people and things that really matter in life.

  • One-On-One Approach

    One-On-One Approach

    At Fritz Law LLC, we take a very hands-on approach when it comes to working with clients to achieve their desired results. You will work directly with an attorney on all matters of your case and will never be pawned off to a paralegal or secretary.

  • Passion for Client Results

    Passion for Client Results

    We are extremely passionate about providing the best possible legal experience for our clients and it shows through the amount of time we devote to each case.

  • Personal Touch

    Personal Touch

    We take the time to provide the personalized attention that you and your matter need by promptly returning phone calls and emails or even meeting closer to your home of office, if necessary.

  • Commitment to the Community

    Commitment to the Community

    Serving our community is just as important as serving our clients. That is why Fritz Law LLC spends both its time and money helping further great causes in the St. Louis area such as Swing Fore Hope and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

  • Cost Effective

    Cost Effective

    At Fritz Law LLC, we are constantly working to optimize our internal systems so that you receive great results in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Probate Issues

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Inventory of Assets
Court Filings
Outstanding Debts
Property Distributions
Estate Taxes
Dispute Resolution
Appraisals
Retirement Plans
Real Estate
Last Will and Testament
Sale of Property
Life Insurance Proceeds

Firm Overview

Attorney John P. Fritz is the founder and managing member of Fritz Law LLC. As a St. Louis native, John has gained extensive experience over the past 8 years representing clients ranging from individuals to large multinational corporations. John left a mid-sized law firm and started Fritz Law LLC after recognizing that a small, highly specialized law practice could provide more effective and cost-efficient results for his clients.

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