Probate and Estate Administration Attorneys

Probate and Estate Administration Attorneys

A death in the family or of a close friend is stressful enough. Having to handle all the estate related issues just compounds the loss. You need a compassionate, experienced attorney to help you handle the details. If you have to administer an estate or trust, and have have to fiduciary responsibility for the assets, help guiding you through the maze of legal issues is a welcome relief.

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If you or a loved one are in need of legal advice or representation in probate matters, contact attorney Jonathan H. Parker, to receive the help you need. We approach each case as a partnership—you will never be left in the dark. Call our office today for a free initial consultation:

There are different requirements if the decedent died having ad a valid last will and testament (testate) or without one (intestate).Also, depending on the value of the decedent’s probate estate and how long the decedent has been gone, there are two different types of probate processes.

As a probate attorney, we help by assisting you through the process, whether you need to probate the estate, distribute assets, or just give advice. And, at times, we work with you to resolve conflicts among beneficiaries.

Legwork

Many people agree to be executors on estates, but don’t realize the scope of that responsibility when a person dies. Following the death, the executor has many tasks to undertake and, although specifically they may need legal assistance, many executors do feel overwhelmed.

Just for starters, the executor must ensure all the documents are in order and the following tasks get completed:

  • order death certificate
  • file the will with the local probate court, if there is a will
  • get appraisals of valuable property, possibly involving hiring an estate sales company
  • file the deceased person’s final income tax return
  • Dispose of estate or trust(s) property
  • Deal with claims against the estate’s assets

In most probate cases, beneficiaries don’t argue and there aren’t creditors submitting formal claims, but state law still requires the case remain open for months, and in many situations may drag on for more than a year. The executor should send regular letters or emails to beneficiaries to keep them up to date, increasing their burden. As attorneys, we keep the lines of communications open, track all requirements, send out updates, fie required documents with the court, and bring closure as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Contact the attorneys at Probate305

If you or a loved one are in need of legal advice or representation in probate matters, contact attorney Jonathan H. Parker, to receive the help you need. We approach each case as a partnership—you will never be left in the dark. Call our office today for a free initial consultation

Call (877) PARKER-9 
for a confidential consultation.

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We strive to maintain a practice designed to be competitive when it comes to legal expenses AND to meet out client’s needs and expectations.

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We work closely with our clients to enhance our technical knowledge of the specifics of each case we take on. It’s all about reaching the best outcome for you!