Probate (and the subsequent administration process) is the procedure used in transferring title to a decedent’s assets to the named beneficiaries. Generally speaking, assets will only need to go through this process if a person used a Will, or died without any estate planning (referred to as “intestate”). Probate is controlled by Wyoming statute and the rules governing the probate process can be complicated. All executors (often referred to a personal representatives) should retain qualified legal counsel to assist them with the process.
Moreover, not all Wills need to go through the probate and administration process and you may be able to save a great deal of time and money if your assets qualify for summary distribution. Do not delay – there are actions that must be taken within thirty (30) days of your loved one’s death and we can help you navigate the transfer of assets while you focus on the more important aspects of coping with the loss of a loved one.