Deceased Estate Administration

In Missouri, the probate process can be simplified when an estate is valued at less than $40,000. The simplified process for such small estates is often referred to as small estate administration.

If the deceased owned property in excess of $40,000 in his or her name alone with no designation as to whom the property should pass at the time of his or her death, then that property will have to go through the probate process which will take at least six months and will require a great deal of time on the part of your family members and at a significant cost.

If you have lost a family member and the value of the estate is less than $40,000, Lisha Prater Seery, LLC can guide you through the deceased estate administration process. Attorney Lisha Prater has more than 20 years of experience guiding clients through the estate administration process in Springfield and throughout surrounding Missouri communities.

Simplified Probate For Small Estates

The process of administering a small estate typically requires that an interested party file an affidavit that describes the decedent's property and debt as well as information about the individuals who are entitled to receive the property.

This simplified process can be completed in a dramatically shorter period of time than a conventional probate. An experienced lawyer can help you determine if you can benefit from the time and cost savings of deceased estate administration.

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We can handle any probate and estate administration issue you may face in Missouri. Contact us online or by telephone at 417-459-4390 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.