Did you inherit a house that is currently going through probate court in Charleston County, Berkeley County or Dorchester County, SC? If so, we would like to buy your house. Before we talk about that, here is some information you may find helpful about probate court.
Probate court is a court that deals with the administration of estates and inherited properties. They will administer the proper distribution of assets of a deceased person. It will determine the validity of a will, and enforce the provisions of a will that is valid. Probate is essentially a court process that will give the executor the ability to act on behalf of the one who has died.
While probate is not always required, the majority of the estates will have to be probated. There are several circumstances under which it is required. This includes validating the will, as well as the choice of executor. It may be required in regard to the executor because there is a disagreement or dispute about who it is supposed to be, or because one or more of the beneficiaries are not able to act or consent on their own for whatever reason – whether they are disabled, or minors. If someone died with a house and did not own it in a trust, the property probably needs to go through probate court.
When it comes to hiring a probate lawyer in Charleston SC, it is not required, but it is usually recommended. In fact, the people who work at the probate courts will probably be less that happy to work with you, without a probate attorney, unless you know exactly what papers to turn in at what time. It is possible to handle it all yourself, however dealing with the court and all the necessary paperwork can be complicated, confusing and frustrating if you are not very familiar with it. Having a probate lawyer to help you will take the stress of these complications away as they will know exactly what to do. They can, however, be expensive.
Going through probate court in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County, SC will ultimately help you sell the house if that is what you wish to do with it. If you are going to go this route, it is smart to speak with us at Charleston SC House Buyers first. We have purchased many houses out of estates through the probate court and we can buy your inherited home as well. Once you speak to us, we can talk about a game plan so you can sell your house as quickly as possible and put more money in your pocket at the same time. There are a few ways the house can be released as a probate sale and we can talk about how we can work together to get this completed for you as quickly as possible.
We will give you a fair offer for the probate house, and we will go ahead and schedule the closing with a local real estate closing attorney, just like any other home sale. The offer may be subject to confirmation by the court, and we have been through this process many times. What will happen is that the executor/personal representative of the estate will submit our offer to the court, through the probate lawyer. Once the probate court agrees, we will be able to set a final date to finalize the sale in probate court.
Once an offer has been accepted and the probate court approves the sale, a notice will be sent to all the heirs, stating the terms of the sale. Then, we will be able to proceed with the closing and you or the estate will receive our cash from the probate home sale closing.
Ultimately, probate is a process that will get the house of the deceased sold in the right way, with the money going to the right people in the end. It may seem like a complicated and daunting process, but there is really nothing to fear. Especially if you have us to work with and a good probate attorney to see you through the whole thing, it may just be the best thing for the situation, and everyone can be made happy in the end. To get the process started, simply fill out the brief property seller form on this website and we will figure out how we can get this done for you in the quickest and simplest way.