More Disadvantages of Death Probate

Death Probate has several other serious disadvantages:

  • Your family loses control of your estate and cannot sell assets, or use estate cash to purchase assets, without the court’s permission.
  • Opportunities to buy, sell, or transfer assets may be lost to the slow-moving court proceedings.
  • Many families suffer emotionally during the probate process because the court proceedings are a constant reminder of their loss.
  • Because of the stressful process, fighting within families is a common side effect of probate, especially if one person has been named the executor of the will, which leaves other family members feeling powerless.