I wanted to add this, you may decide whether this is going to be contested in which case you file formal probate.If no contest
is anticipated informal probate is cheaper and faster.
Informal probate is the most common probate administration method here in Wisconsin, as it is generally faster and thereby cheaper. Instead of being administered by a probate judge, informal probate is conducted by the register in probate.
When the probate process has begun, there are many pleadings that must be filed. Creditors must be notified of the proceedings, potential heirs
must be notified, etc.
Though formal probate involves more court involvement, it is necessary in certain situations. If the beneficiaries are contesting a will, there are more debts than there are assets, or if there are problems with getting a personal representative appointed, formal probate may be the only option, as a probate judge will need to rule on these matters.You may want to defer to the lawyer here and have him decide which is best for you.
I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.