Is it ever good to plan on using the probate court for the distribution of my estate?

Yes, sometimes it is a very good idea. If you don’t have someone you feel totally confident about and trust completely to handle your affairs, then you may want them subjected to the ever watchful eye of the probate court.

Although this process is usually time consuming and costly, it may be better than not having your desires and directions followed due to an incompetent, dishonest or untrustworthy individual handling your estate distribution without court supervision.

Also, if you have a lot of creditors or disputes, you may want to incur the extra time and expense of the probate court because, among other reasons, creditors usually have a shorter time period in which to make a claim against your estate.

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