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Bringing You Through The Probate System

Last updated on November 20, 2023

The probate court system can apply in two areas: Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings for minors, or for adults who are not able to manage their health care or finances. These proceedings may also come into play when there is a dispute about the management of health care or finances. The Probate court system is also sometimes needed administer a decedent’s estate and to make arrangement to collect assets pay bills, taxes and then and then distribute assets to either the heirs or beneficiaries.

Nebraska has an inheritance tax. The probate court system administers those proceedings.

How Does The Probate System Work?

For decedent’s estates, the process of dealing with the estate is different depending on the size and complexity of the estate. Here we outline some of the basic steps to the Court probate process. Details may vary in different situations.

  • Locate last will and testament if there is one and get it authenticated
  • Determine if there is a need for using the court system
  • Identify a personal representative, heirs and beneficiaries
  • File court petition if necessary to begin probate
  • Identify and appraise all assets
  • Notify beneficiaries and creditors
  • Pay debts and taxes
  • Distribute remaining assets

Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings require a Petition filed in court and a hearing.

The Nebraska Probate Code provides a flexible system of administration. Seidler & Seidler, P.C., can tailor a solution that provides the appropriate legal services to match the specific circumstances surrounding your loved ones estate. We advise on duties and responsibilities of families in situations where there is a last Will and Testament or when the decedent died without a will.

Assisting Omaha For Over 50 Years

When you work with Seidler & Seidler, P.C., you will not have to worry about figuring out the probate system on your own. Our legal professionals will work alongside with you throughout the entire process and ensure that the correct steps are taken. We advise on interpretations of documents and tax situations as they arise in probate matters.

To get in touch with our attorneys, contact us online or call our office at 402-397-3801.