After a loved one dies, her estate must be settled. While most people want the settlement process to be done ASAP, probate can take between 6 and 24 months. Yes, you heard that right. The time delays create unnecessary stress.
5 Reasons Probate Takes So Long
There are many reasons why probating a will takes so long. Here are five of the most common:
The bottom line is that, while most state probate laws are designed to keep the process moving along in a timely manner, that’s more of a plan than a reality.
Simply Put, Avoiding Probate with a Trust Is Better
Simply put, having assets in a trust is better. Administration generally only takes six to eight months total – meaning that the process is not tied up in court, beneficiaries get assets faster, costs are reduced, and stress levels are kept to a minimum.
Take Action Now
First, if you need help settling a probate estate, we can help you move the process along and remove some of the burden so you can move on with your life. Second, we can help you make sure you never burden your loved ones the way you’ve been burden. How? We’ll show you how to avoid probate with a trust.