Probate Law

At Bill J. Milner Law Office we handle all probate law matters. Our Knowledge has helped our clients that are facing a large range of legal needs. Everything is confidential with our law firm so do not hesitate to call us today at 618-312-1316

The granting of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will. A probate court decides the legal validity of a testator’s (deceased person’s) will and grants its approval, also known as granting probate, to the executor.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the judicial process whereby a will is “proved” in a court of law and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased, or whereby the estate is settled according to the laws of intestacy¬†in the state of residence of the deceased at time of death in the absence of a legal will.