Probate Law by Dominic P. Lascara, PLC in Chesapeake, VA

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. To make matters worse, while you are grieving, you are also confronted with the complicated legal issues involved with probating your loved one's estate. Our office is here to take the stress of the probate process off of you.

Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a will or pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. We are here to help you with all aspects of probate. Once you meet with us, we can help you determine what steps are necessary, depending on the type and size of the estate, in the probate process. It may be as simple as recording your loved one's Last Will and Testament or as complicated as ascertaining the legal beneficiaries, their respective shares of an estate, filing for an federal tax identification number and opening the estate checking account, notifying the beneficiaries and lawful heirs about the estate, filing the required affidavit with the Court that proper notice was made, filing the Inventory as required by law, handlings any debts of the decedent and the estate and filing the required accountings. It may also include filing additional legal proceedings to resolve estate issues.

No matter what type of estate you are handling, our firm is experienced to assist and counsel you throughout the entire probate process. In a time of loss, your focus should be on grieving and taking care of yourself and family. By allowing our office to handle your probate matters, you can focus your attention on more important things and you can rest assured that the estate will be in competent and experienced hands.