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What is “probate”?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Probate follows what is typically a painful and emotional loss. With over 36 years of experience in probate law, we know how to ease the stress of probate. We are committed to guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process. Most people appointed as personal representative of an estate have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Howard & Associates can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

  • Filing the will with the North Dakota court
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate


Our attorneys assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. Howard & Associates has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate administration. With an extensive network of accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals, you can rely on Howard & Associates to guide you, as personal representative through the process and many of the responsibilities of your role.

To learn more or to make an appointment, please call our office at (833) 228-2643 or (701) 852-5904.