When a family member or loved one dies, there is usually a legal process to determine where the belongings and property of the deceased owner go to. On that note, inherited real estate must be cleared with an attorney and given only to the person stipulated in the will.
For people who are receiving something in a will but may have to wait a bit of time before receiving it, a probate loan may be offered. A probate loan refers to cash and advances paid to heirs or beneficiaries who are entitled to inherited real estate, property, or other assets which are held in probate, which is a process that proves the will of a deceased person is valid and authentic.
Once a will has been declared to be authentic, the property can be transferred to the proper beneficiary. However, during the process of probate, executors of the will must be guided in how and when to distribute assets and how to take creditors’ rights into account. In addition, creditors must also be notified of the decedent’s death and have legal notices published.
There are a number of probate executors and trustees that use their advances to maintain property, to make repairs or to cover the cost of home staging. This maximizes sale value and speeds up the sale of real estate and closing the estate. Selling real estate in probate is not an easy process, as the property deed must be passed, and that may not happen until probate is through.
At the end of the day, the process of handling inherited material is murky. One must prove a will, and sometimes wait in probate. However, inheritance advances and probate loans can pay dividends for people in a pinch, and prove extremely helpful overall.