Pocatello IDAHO

ABOUT Kent A. Higgins, Partner at Merrill & Merrill

Attorney Kent Higgins primarily handles large personal injury & death claims, though he also continues to practice in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability & Probate, Trusts and Contested Wills.

Zero Down Probate:

Your first step is to call Zero Down Probate. In the phone conversation you will be informed of a few items of information you need to bring. We just need the date of death and the names and addresses of family members.

At our first meeting, we will prepare an application for probate. We will apply for the appointment of a Personal Representative (Administrator). The Personal Representative will work with the attorney to resolve the estate. We will gather the assets, notify the creditors, and manage the estate. From this point on, your involvement can be very limited, if you desire, or as involved as you would like.

Once the assets are gathered and the debts are determined we apply to the court to close the estate. Even if the debts exceed the assets, we ask the court to proportion the payment of the debts solely from the estate assets so that in no event is there an out-of-pocket cost to you.

With the approval of the court we pay the creditors and distribute any remaining assets. The Personal Representative signs any deeds or titles necessary to distribute the property and the estate is closed.

Kent’s Injury Practice:

Kent primarily handles large personal injury and death claims, though he also continues to practice in Workers’ Compensation and commercial litigation. He has handled some of the largest toxic tort cases in Eastern Idaho. Kent is also the city attorney for three Eastern Idaho cities. In 2014, Kent became the president of the Sixth District Bar Association. Kent has also served as a section leader for the Pocatello Inns of Court and he is an active member for the Federal Court Bar Associations in both Idaho and Utah.

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Areas of LAW

  • Accident
  • Bus Accident
  • Car Accident
  • Drunk Driving Accident
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Claims
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Social Security Disability
  • Truck Accident
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

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