Derek A. Pica represents clients throughout Idaho in probate matters. If you don’t have a will, a probate will decide to whom your property will be transferred. If you already have a valid will, the court will ensure your estate is distributed according to the will. Probate also arranges for payment of all debts and taxes.
Living trusts can help, but there are complications you may face as the situations change. For instance, deeding property to children may have some unforeseen risks, such as losing the property during your lifetime or having the deed declared invalid after your death. Spouses sometimes probate an estate when they want to sell the property only to discover the title has not been placed in their name.
A well-drafted will, making clear disposition of your property and naming a competent, trustworthy personal representative, will simplify probate for your survivors.
Derek is prepared to represent heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, incompetents, and fiduciaries in complex cases involving estates and other probate situations. Derek is experienced and knowledgeable in this area. He prides himself on effectively resolving these matters for clients with his no-nonsense approach. It is important you consult an attorney as soon as possible for claims or planning your estate and future.