Probate & Administration

Probate & Administration

 
Difficult Situations Require a Trustworthy Team.

Probate and administration of estates refers to the process by which the personal business affairs and assets of a deceased individual are handled and distributed to the deceased’s heirs or beneficiaries in accordance with the estate planning documents or applicable law. Our team of attorneys is experienced in the probate and administration process. Specifically, we can help you submit a Will for probate, appoint the executor, and guide you through the probate process ending payment of any debts and distribution of all assets. In the case where no Will exists, we can help you open an administration of the estate or simply help you transfer the assets pursuant to governing law. We will guide you through the entire process until the property is distributed to heirs or beneficiaries. Should the estate be contested, we can help with estate related litigation including Will contests, personal representative contests, validity of estate documents, determination of a deceased party’s heirs, construction of trust and other estate related issues.

Areas of focus include:

  • Probate of Wills
  • Appointment of Executors and/or Administrators
  • Preparation of Estate Inventories
  • Determinations of Heirship
  • Sales of Property through Estate or Administrative Process
  • Litigation regarding Construction of Estate Documents or Estate contests
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Trust Litigation
  • Estate Litigation