How Long Does Probate Take?
The answer is never “overnight”. Depending on the type of probate administration and court response times, probate may take just a few weeks or several months. As you might imagine, litigated estates may take years to close. However, in uncontested matters, there are still many steps that must be taken. Failure to complete any of the critical steps can add significant delays to a probate proceeding. We find that most Summary Administration cases can be completed between 1 to 4 months. Formal Administrations tend to complete within 7 to 9 months. Note that during Formal Administration, there are many out-of-court concerns that must be accomplished such as securing assets, addressing creditor claims, liquidating assets, preparing final tax returns, and preparing formal accountings. Efficiency is key in probate administration.
Epperson has collective years of experience to help you with Probate related cases. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.