Probate and Estate Administration

Our Attorneys

Tammy Skoglund
Terry Dunst

Many people find the concept of “probate” to be intimidating and even a bit scary. What is probate? Do I have to do probate? Isn’t it expensive? Will I have to pay for it? Bakke Norman can answer your initial questions and guide you through the process.

The word “probate” itself is sometimes daunting. But “probate” can mean different things to different people. Legally, probate is the process by which a person’s affairs are administered after their death. It allows debts to be paid, property to be sold or transferred to the heirs, and the official paperwork necessary to make it all happen. It can involve fairly complex and formal court procedures, but usually it is a more informal process where things go relatively smoothly.

In many cases, probate may not be required at all, depending on the situation.

Our attorneys can help you protect the interests of the estate and surviving family members following a death in the family. We will help you handle an estate administration and guide you with care and consideration to help achieve the best outcome for you and your family.

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