Building a Strong Foundation: Essential Probate Skills for Paralegals
Pro tips for probate
Probating an estate can be a confusing process involving disputes over the validity of a will, the value of an estate’s assets, paying out remaining debts, and conflicts over asset distribution. But probate courts work to ensure all interested parties – heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors – are protected and that property is distributed appropriately. And paralegals who have a thorough understanding of probate fundamentals can help manage client expectations and provide needed support during an emotionally challenging time.
Strengthen your understanding of the probate process and learn ways to avoid common probate problems with help from Building a Strong Foundation: Essential Probate Skills for Paralegals. State Bar of Wisconsin Certified Paralegal Angela M. Gonzalez will explain the important contributions paralegals can make in the probate field and offer guidance on:
- Fundamental probate terms and concepts
- The forms used in probate proceedings
- How formal and informal probate differ
- Complying with statutory notice provisions
- Distinguishing between probate and non-probate assets
You’ll also discover tips and tricks for effectively managing a probate administration, with a specific focus on inventory building and handling creditors. Enhance your probate skills (and your resumé) and better assist your clients with Building a Strong Foundation: Essential Probate Skills for Paralegals.