When a property owner dies, a determination has to be made concerning who will be the next rightful owner of the property. This is accomplished through a Decedent’s Estate Administration in Probate Court – what most people mean when they say “Probate.” If the person who died (called the “Decedent”) had a Will, there is a limited amount of time in which to file the Will and begin processing the estate. In Kansas, that time is 6 months from the date of death; in Missouri, that time is 12 months from the date of death.
The Estate Administration process generally involves these steps:
To get started with a Decedent’s Estate Administration, make an appointment with us today. To get a head start on the estate administration process, help us help you by completing our Trust & Estate Settlement Worksheet.