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The Probate Process

The probate process can be an elusive, mysterious  exercise dealing with a very emotional issue-- death of loved ones. 

Mitchell Law DC has extensive experience in assisting families through the probate process, setting a decedent's final affairs. 


The Probate process occurs after the death of a loved one. If there is a will, one of the first steps in the probate process is to file the will in probate court. The primary goal is to ensure that the decedent's last wishes are honored, to pay the decedent's outstanding bills and to transfer assets to those entitled to it.

         Estate Administration

At Mitchell Law, we work with individuals and families  throughout the probate process that can become  cumbersome and complicated depending on the size of the estate.


From time to time, wills are challenged and must be litigated in probate court. Our attorneys will assist clients no matter how straight forward or complicated the probate matter becomes.

It is not unheard for a person to pass away without a will. In that case, the decedent is said to have passed "intestate" (without a will).  When a  person passes intestate, the laws of the jurisdiction will dictate the manner in which the decedent's estate will be distributed. 


Mitchell Law is experienced in intestacy matters as well and will assist throughout this process that can become complicated and tedious.

Passing Intestate ?

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