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Estate Administration

Losing a loved one is devastating. The process of settling an Estate can be complicated and costly. Drawing on decades of experience, we guide our clients through the process with expertise, efficiency and compassion. 

Each case is unique, but most involve the following steps:

 

  • Filing of a petition with the proper probate court.

  • Notice to heirs under the Will or to statutory heirs (if no Will exists).

  • Petition to appoint Executor (in the case of a Will) or Administrator for the estate.

  • Inventory and appraisal of estate assets by Executor/Administrator.

  • Payment of estate debt to rightful creditors.

  • Sale of estate assets.

  • Payment of estate taxes, if applicable.

  • Final distribution of assets to heirs.