Probate Administration

Probate occurs at a time that is already difficult for a family. When you are mourning the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want is to have to perform an accounting and handle the administrative responsibilities that arise. A primary goal of our White and Bright probate administration attorneys is to shoulder as much of the burden as possible, allowing family members to avoid the confusion and worry about the probate process and concentrate on what really matters after losing a loved one.

Probate administration can be a lengthy process. Administrators must obtain death certificates and other certified legal documents, keep an inventory of and manage the estate's assets, and locate heirs, beneficiaries, and other people who may have an interest in the estate. The administrator must also file tax returns for the decedent, record all income, expenses, and payments, and determine the value of all banking, savings, mutual funds, and brokerage accounts.

Our probate attorneys assist clients throughout the entire probate administration process, including filing the probate petition, requesting appointment of the personal representative of the estate, and working with the personal representative to perform all the responsibilities relating to inventorying the estate assets, receiving claims, and paying expenses of the estate, including all the legal notice and document filing requirements. We also assist the personal representative with distributing the estate assets and closing the estate.

Probate administration is a complex process, and administering an estate incorrectly can leave the administrator vulnerable to liability. We ensure that this process runs smoothly and is handled correctly, so that you are free to focus on what matters most. Our experienced attorneys can advise you so that you understand your role as a personal representative. We welcome you to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our probate administration services.