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Probate Attorneys in Rolla

Protecting Your Rights throughout the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process in which a recently deceased's persons belongings are divided. If they have a will, their assets will be distributed according to their will. In the event that they did not create a will, it can leave behind a number of questions. The probate process is often confusing and even contentious, depending on whether family members choose to accept the terms or contest the will. If you have been tasked with the administrator duty of the probate process, Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C. can help.

We understand that this is a difficult and sensitive time. Call our Rolla probate lawyers at (573) 364-4097 to ensure your rights are protected.

Understanding When Probate Isn't Necessary

We understand that probate law can be incredibly confusing, which is why consulting with a lawyer is essential. We can help guide you and ensure you understand your responsibilities.

There are many misconceptions about probate, including that probate administration is necessary for all property. In fact, it is up to you as the administrator to decide what property will go through probate and what will not.

Probate is not needed if:

  • The deceased did not leave behind real property
  • Any of the property left behind was held jointly
  • The assets left behind are exempt from creditors
  • The assets are being held in a living trust
  • The assets were already designated to a beneficiary

Trustworthy Guidance through the Probate Process

The best thing you can do for yourself is to hire a seasoned Rolla probate lawyer to guide you from the first step of probate negotiations. The sooner you retain representation, the sooner we can begin helping you sort out the assets and property your loved one left behind.

Losing a loved one is never easy and dealing with their affairs following their death is often emotional. At Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C., we are truly dedicated to meeting your needs and helping make this process easier on you and your family.

To receive more information about our probate & estate planning services, contact us at (573) 364-4097. We serve clients in Waynesville, St. Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, Steelville, Salem, and South-Central Missouri.

Client Testimonials

  • “His cross examination was very thorough - and yet fair - to the point that I did not feel the need to testify.”

    Norman H.

  • “I'm very thankful for your help in my case, I can't express that enough”

    Krista P.

  • “Scott was professional, yet approachable.”

    Eric M.

  • “I was represented by David Mills in a civil litigation and was so impressed by his work ethic!”

    Bob D.

  • “David Osborne and the entire firm were so very friendly and helpful.”

    Chuck S.

What Makes Our Firm Unique?

  • Strong Reputation

    We have earned a reputation among our colleagues and the courts for excellent trial work.

  • Experienced

    Our knowledgeable attorneys have tried numerous cases in criminal and civil courts.

  • Honest & Ethical

    Our attorneys have a strong moral compass and always have the clients' best interest in mind.

  • Local

    We are local attorneys who care about our community and contribute to many charities.