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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

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Without proper planning, a person’s estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person’s death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let’s analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

1. Estates that have multiple beneficiaries. It should not come as a surprise the fact that a probate involving many beneficiaries takes longer. It will take more time to communicate with each person and transmit documents for signing. And not all beneficiaries may sign the documents very quickly and return them to the next beneficiary in line. Things become more difficult when we are dealing with persons on the opposite sides of the United States …