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Probate Attorney Ogden, Utah

When a family member, friend, or loved one passes away, his or her estate may have to go through a court process referred to as probate.


The probate process in Utah is where the Court appoints an individual (or sometimes multiple individuals) to gather, manage, and ultimately distribute the assets of a person who has passed away. Probate may be necessary if the deceased individual had a will, or if the individual passed away with no formal estate plan in place at the time of their death (called “intestate”).

Without a properly probated estate, contention and fighting among family and friends may ensue and assets (i.e. bank funds, real estate, insurance policies, etc.) may be inaccessible for distribution.

The complexity and time involved in the Utah probate process depend on the specific case’s family, heirs, estate size, and asset types involved. These factors also determine whether the matter may be probated formally or informally.

How A Probate Attorney Can Help

No matter the specifics of the case, a probate lawyer can help you get through the following:

  • File a court petition that requests the Court to appoint a personal representative to determine the validity of a will.
  • File a court petition to determine that a person has passed away intestate (without a will).
  • Determine whether a probate case should be filed formally or informally.
  • Receive notice of the probate proceedings by the court to each heir listed in the petition.
  • Prepare an inventory and/or accounting.
  • Take appropriate steps to notify possible creditors.
    Distribute the assets of the estate.

The important thing to do is to trust your probate case to an experienced probate lawyer in Utah.

Burton Family Attorneys handles only matters related to the family. Because family law is our focus, we understand the complexities and challenges you face in handling your family’s legal matters, such as probate.

If your loved one has passed on and you have questions regarding the management and distribution of his or her estate, contact one of our probate lawyers to help you through Utah’s probate process.