Probate and Estate Administration
Probate and estate administration is the process by which a person's estate is settled after death. It involves proving that a will is valid, identifying and inventorying the person's assets, clearing the estate of debts and taxes, and distributing the property as the will (or state law, if there is no will) directs. Although probate can be complex and time-consuming, with careful estate planning you can ensure that the necessary legal process is as efficient as possible.
Among the types of uncontested probate proceedings and alternatives to probate we can assist you with are:
- Probate of a Will
- Muniments of Title
- Determination of Heirship
- Affidavits of Heirship
- Small Estate Affidavits
- Family Settlement Agreements
While we do not handle will contests or the representation of fiduciaries (e.g., Executors, Administrators and Trustees) in lawsuits, we have a reliable and deep network of very qualified probate and fiduciary litigation counsel to whom we often refer people who are in need of such representation.