(501) 580-9804

In Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.


Providing Outstanding Probate Legal Services in Arkansas.

If you hire me after your family has experienced a death, I will serve as your guide through the maze that is the Arkansas Probate process, if we determine that going through the probate process is needed.

I will explain both the small estate administration process (when a person dies with less than $100,000.00 worth of assets in his or her sole name) and the “full blown” probate administrative process (required when someone dies with over $100,000.00 worth of assets in his or her sole name) in detail, including the two different time frames involved to complete the process.

I will explain what legal documents you, my client, can expect me to prepare, including the proper legal notice which must be published in a local newspaper, and those persons or entities who are entitled to receive a copy of the legal notice and the rights which they may waive in order to reduce time and expenses.

I will explain the duties of the attorney for the estate and the entire probate process, from the filing of the initial petition to open probate to obtaining the final order terminating probate and discharging the executor.

In addition to all of the petitions and orders needed, I will prepare the necessary transfer documents at the conclusion of probate in order for the proper persons or entities to receive their share of the estate. Of course I will schedule and attend any hearings which may arise during the course of the probate process as your attorney. Finally, I will explain how law firms typically charge for probate and how my law firm charges.

If we determine that a small estate administration is all that is needed, I will explain the process of preparing and filing a document called the “Affidavit for Collection of Small Estate Assets by the Distributees” and the need to have a legal notice published in a newspaper when real estate is involved.

If we determine that a “full blown” probate is needed, I will explain the duties of the executor (the person nominated for that duty in a Last Will & Testament) or the administrator (the person who steps up to run a probate estate when a person dies intestate [without a Last Will & Testament]) both to the court and the beneficiaries.

If you need Estate Planning or Probate help in Little Rock or anywhere else in Arkansas, contact The Cornett Law Firm. Call (501) 580-9804 or send us a message.

I have found through experience that most probate conferences typically last between 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and I am happy to meet with the entire family and answer everyone’s questions in order to ensure that everyone understands what is going on and how long the process will probably take to complete. Cooperation among family members is the key to making the probate process go as quickly as possible.



In my thirty plus years of experience as an attorney, I have worked with hundreds of clients. To understand how I can help and what you can expect when working together, select an option below.


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