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    Probate is that judicial proceeding often required to administer the estate of a decedent.  We at the Law Office of David Earl Jacobs know the most important thing about probate administration is that the decedent was your loved one.  We understand that legal matters should not overwhelm you at this time in your life.  By steering you through the legal process, we seek to lessen that burden in your time of grief. 

     There are several alternatives to Probate in many cases which we always explore as a first option.  Many assets are held in joint tenancy, not legally a part of the decedent's probate estate, and pass without formal probate proceedings.  Often accounts hold beneficiary designations and they too are excluded from Probate administration.  Small Estate declarations and Spousal Property Petitions are other options we often utilize to avoid or limit Probate administration.

     When a Probate administration is unavoidable, however, it is a procedure which will ordinarily last a minimum of nine months, assuming their are no complications.  That is where the competitive advantage of The Law Office of David Earl Jacobs becomes apparent.  Our office is staffed with knowledgeable, accessible and experienced professionals ready to handle all of your needs and readily available to promptly assist you.  

     We welcome your inquiry, whether by phone or email, and look forward to assisting you with your specific needs.