Probate Lawyers with locations in Fayetteville & Little Rock, AR.
The death of a loved one or friend is one of the most stressful events we will ever experience. While going through the grieving process, making arrangements, and wrapping up affairs, it can be hard to know where to turn or what to do. The responsibilities of those taking care of their loved ones’ legacies are great, and it is completely natural to feel overwhelmed during such a tough period. Probate can seem intimidating and confusing.
At ARlaw, we can help you navigate the legal processes after your loved one’s death. We know these are some of the most difficult and confusing times one can encounter, and we treat our clients with the utmost empathy and great sensitivity during these personal journeys. Each family experience is unique, and we handle the probate process as carefully as we would handle our own family’s affairs, as gently and with as much grace as possible. We can also help you plan for paying for nursing home care for those who survive or making sure that they are protected if they can no longer make choices for themselves.
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Common Issues & Solutions
Each family experience is unique, and we handle the probate process as carefully as we would handle our own family’s affairs, as gently and with as much grace as possible.
My father/mother's estate was worth less than $100,000. Do I have to go through probate?
If your family member’s estate has a total value of $100,000 or less, and if your family member had no outstanding debts when they died, then you may be able to transfer their assets through a process known as the small estate affidavit. A small estate affidavit is still filed at the courthouse, like probate. However, it does not require the lengthy waiting period that probate does and does not require court orders signed by the judge. Be aware that if your loved one’s estate includes land, a small estate affidavit may not be the best option. Even though land can be transferred through a small estate affidavit, many title companies will not recognize the affidavit making selling the property later more difficult.
My mother or father recently died leaving property in their name. How can I get it transferred?
If a loved one dies, leaving items such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, or real estate solely in their name, then it may be necessary to probate your loved one’s estate to gain access to the property or transfer title to it. Probate is a court process that allows a judge to oversee the transfer of someone’s property after they die to their heirs or the beneficiaries in their Will. Modern probate proceedings can be relatively short (eight to ten months). Probate may be tricky to navigate on your own, but the right attorney can help you with the process.
My father/mother passed away more than five years ago, and I never probated their estate. How do I get the land that they left in my name?
kansas has a five-year limit for probating someone’s estate after they die. After that time expires, probate is no longer an option. However, title to land (real estate) can still be transferred to someone’s surviving heirs through a court process known as a petition to determine heirship. The process does require approval by a judge and sometimes a court appearance. At the end of the process, a deed will be issued in surviving heirs’ names.
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Terry Silva Sr
Our attorney Katie Freeman was very honest, helpful, and very informative about our adoption. She took very good care of us and was always prepared for the next step. I highly recommend this Law Firm for all your family needs. Thank you so much for your help.
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I am so grateful to have found AR law partners. Kayla Marple and Betsy Hickman helped me above and beyond with my divorce. I had a particularly difficult judge, but a fairly straightforward case. They took all of the stress off of me and got it done for a very fair price. I 100% recommend them!
professional and help me every step of the way. I could never show say thank you enough for what she has done for my family. God bless you Katie!
Katie is an awesome attorney. I would recommend anyone to her. She was with me the whole time with my case and is very knowledgeable and professional. If you have any questions she will get you the answer. Her and her team are very trustworthy.
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Jon was awesome! Always fast to return calls and emails. Walked me through every step. Couldn't have made the process any easier for me. Definitely would recommend him.
I HIGHLY recommend Jonathan at ARlaw Partners. He made the whole experience, from beginning to end, very smooth and easy. He responds quickly and is very professional. I've had a great experience in the past with Katie also. This is an amazing group!
Katie helped me through a difficult time and fought hard with me the whole way. Any time I needed her, she was there for me. She made our custody case easy and guided me to make the best decisions for my children. I cannot thank her enough!