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Probate and estate administration can be complicated. Schedule a complimentary consultation with us to determine if we can do the heavy lifting for you.

The loss of a loved one can be a challenging time. The grieving process is often quickly followed with questions about what to do with the decedent’s estate and how their personal possessions and other property should be distributed. If you have been appointed the executor of a loved one’s will, or a relative dies intestate (without a will), we are here to counsel you on the ins and outs of administering a decedent’s estate, an administrative court procedure known as probate.

Probate can be overwhelming and intimidating. Whether someone dies with or without a will, we will assist you in the process of opening a court file, qualifying or challenging appointment, obtaining a surety bond, identifying and collecting the estate assets, creating an inventory, paying creditors, notifying beneficiaries, making distributions and drafting and filing the necessary reports for the court and making certain the estate is handled in accordance with the decedent’s wishes and with the law. We are also here to guide you through instances where you have concerns over the qualifications or actions of another who is serving in the role of executor or personal representative of a loved one’s estate.

Probate/Estate Administration Services

  • Qualification as Executor or Personal Representative
  • Debts and Demands Hearings
  • Inventories
  • Accountings
  • Distributions and Show Cause Orders
  • Inherited Real Estate
  • Ancillary Estates
  • Title to Real Estate
  • Small Estates
  • Elective Share of Surviving Spouse
  • Intestate Estates