Probate Administration

What is Probate Administration? When a person passes away, their estate goes through a legal process called probate. This involves identifying assets, paying outstanding debts, and distributing remaining assets to beneficiaries. A probate attorney can guide you through this process and help resolve any disputes over the estate.

What should I know? Identifying Assets The first step is to identify and inventory all assets owned by the deceased, including real estate, bank accounts, vehicles, personal property, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, etc. The probate attorney assists with locating titles, deeds, and financial statements to compile a list of assets.

Paying Debts Outstanding taxes, loans, credit card balances, and other debts are paid from the estate. The probate attorney helps negotiate with creditors and prioritize payments.

Distributing Assets Remaining assets are distributed to beneficiaries named in the will or determined by state law if there is no will. The attorney helps transfer titles of assets like real estate and vehicles.

Why Choose Us for Probate Administration? With over 40 years of experience, our attorneys are experts in probate law and estate administration. We aim to provide quality services at affordable rates. Benefits of our firm include:

  • Guidance on estate taxes to retain more of what you've worked for
  • Ensuring assets transfer properly to chosen beneficiaries
  • Avoiding lengthy court battles through mediation
  • Advise on estate laws and navigating the probate process
  • Compassion for clients during an emotionally difficult time

    Whether estates are straightforward or complex, we have the knowledge to handle all the legal and financial details professionally and efficiently. This provides you and your loved ones greater peace of mind and security.

Please get in touch with our office to learn more or get started on the probate administration process. We are happy to answer your questions and discuss options for transferring your legacy!