Losing a family member — whether it happens because of a terminal illness or as the result of an accident — is never easy. And while Utah probate law gives people up to three years to file a probate application or petition, hiring an experienced probate and estate administration lawyer sooner rather than later can expedite the process and save you money in the long run.
Our lawyers will work hard to protect your interests and keep the probate process moving forward while you focus on spending time with loved ones and the grieving process.
Each of our probate attorneys has more than a decade of legal experience and a thorough understanding of both the informal and formal probate processes.
At Froerer & Miles, we provide guidance and representation to families and individuals in the Ogden area and throughout northern Utah regarding the often confusing and “more-complicated-than-it-needs-to-be” process of probate. Each of our probate attorneys has more than a decade of legal experience and a thorough understanding of both the informal and formal probate processes. We offer legal advice to estate administrators and executors, and can answer any questions you may have regarding:
- Small estate affidavits
- Probate applications and petitions
- Waivers of Notice
- Renunciation statements
- Untitled property
- Letters Testamentary
- Creditors’ notices
- Court orders and statements
- Estate administration
- Heirship determination
- Contested will litigation
- Trust litigation
The question we answer most often however is “How long will the process take?” As with most things, the answer is “It depends.” Informal probate can be handled very quickly. Formal probate, the more common of the two, will generally take anywhere from nine to fifteen months from start to finish. However, if there are no challenges or “snags” along the way, four months is not an unreasonable expectation.