Probate / Estate Administration
In the midst of pain and loss, many families face the overwhelming task of administering their loved one's estate and going through the probate process. You do not have to do this alone. With the help of an experienced estate administration lawyer, you can share the burden of administration and enjoy the confidence that all details are accounted for and your loved one's wishes completed.
At Levine & Levine, our attorney provides personalized and experienced attention through every step of estate administration, assisting executors in each task to ensure that fiduciary duty is fulfilled and your loved one's wishes honored. Should the estate proceed through probate, we will assist in all probate court hearings and proceedings, representing you and your family's interests.
For more information about how we can assist in probate proceedings and estate administration, contact our firm for a consultation.
During estate administration, an executor is in charge of assembling all of the deceased's assets, property, real estate and debt for distribution. First, all debts and obligations must be paid. The remaining assets will be divided among the remaining, according to wills and estate planning vehicles that are in place.
In the probate process, the estate must be reviewed by a probate court to determine how assets are to be divided and debts paid, looking first to wills and the deceased's estate plan. Uncontested probate proceeds fairly quickly, simply making sure that all arrangements are in place. Contested probate, however, can be a more lengthy process. An estate is contested if a potential heir, lender, or another person claims that an error has been made.
Our attorney will represent your interests at each step in the administration to ensure that you and your family are protected and the process is completed as efficiently as possible.
For more information about how we can represent you and your family, please contact our law firm.
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