Probate is a court process concerning the administration of a person’s estate after his or her passing. The main objective of probate is to collect the decedent’s assets, notify creditors, pay liabilities, and distribute remaining assets to the rightful heirs or devisees. Probate court acts as careful supervision of the processes that transfer property from the estate of the decedent to the beneficiaries. North Dakota law requires a probate when a deceased individual owned property in North Dakota.
The probate process can be quite lengthy and varies by state and by individual case. You may find different requirements, procedures, and documents needing to be gathered, so it is in your best interest to hire an attorney. The person administering the estate is required to do the following:
In addition to helping with these matters, our office has experience in the following probate related topics:
Dennis has been practicing law, and specializing in oil & gas litigation, in Watford City since 1980.Learn More
In addition to practicing law with Johnson & Sundeen, Ross is the Assistant Dunn County States Attorney.Learn More
Ariston joined JSLO in 2011 and has an excellent track record arguing appellate cases before the North Dakota Supreme Court.Learn More
Aaron also worked as a wildland firefighter for four summers while in college. He received various certifications and was on one of the largest fires in New Mexico state history, the Las Conchas Fire.Learn More