Estate Administration and Probate

It is difficult to imagine a more emotionally difficult time than when a loved one passes. Naturally your immediate attention is on fulfilling the wishes of your loved one and making sure all funeral and burial arrangements are carried out as intended. However, at the same time, the person’s estate needs to be managed and settled in accordance with the terms of the person’s will (if they died testate) or according to state law if there is no will (i.e., if the person died intestate). This can be a challenging situation since you are dealing with high emotions and varying levels of expectations among family members. And, of course, there are state and federal reporting and filing requirements that need to be complied with in a timely manner. There may also be an issue as to the decedent’s mental capacity at the time they signed their will which may be grounds for challenging the validity of the will in court. This can be fertile ground for protracted and expensive litigation if you do not retain the right attorneys to represent you. We have been handing probate and estate administration matters for over 25 years (contested and uncontested) and have the experience to help you navigate this process in a way that separates the emotions from what needs to get done. And our fee structure is based on the value we bring to your case, not the size of the estate. So if you are an executor or administrator of an estate or if you have an interest in an estate and feel you need representation, call us. . . we can help.