You Need To Mourn; We Can Take Care Of The Paperwork.
Losing a family member or a dear friend is difficult. Even when estranged, the loss comes hard. You need time to mourn and be with your family. At Evey Black Attorneys LLC, we want to help you.
If you are the executor of an estate, you have a lot of duties to complete. While we cannot do them all for you, our job is to guide you through and make the process as easy as possible. We can help you:
- Understand the basics of estate and probate administration and identify specifically what your duties are
- Analyze existing wills and trusts
- Help you follow your loved one’s instructions
- Comply with laws for real estate, stocks and other non-liquid assets
- Assist with the process of administering an estate where your loved one did not prepare a will
Hear from our prior clients about how we can help you move forward.
What Makes Estate And Probate Administration So Hard?
First and foremost, you are probably still coping with the loss emotionally. Many people with this same issue come to us seeking understanding, guidance and compassion.
But there are all kinds of legal problems and special rules that can make estate administration so much more difficult. Sometimes a loved one never prepared a will, meaning you will need assistance to make sure you comply with the law in how you distribute your loved one’s assets. Even if there is a will, there are many court rules to comply with, and failure to administer an estate properly can lead to a surcharge against the personal representative. There are many kinds of taxes that only apply after someone passes away and you will need assistance making sure all of the proper filings are completed.
If your loved one’s will or trust is out of date, you may be trying to find out what to do with unwilled property or property willed to someone who no longer is alive. You may have internal family conflict over estate assets and how to distribute them. Or you may have already tried to transfer estate assets only to find out you cannot legally make the transfer without following certain rules first. These are all difficulties that leave you looking for and needing an attorney.
What To Do Next
The first thing to do when you are ready to start distributing willed assets is to call our office. Our attorneys can help you create an actionable plan for finishing these tasks the proper way. Reach our attorneys by phone or by email. To call us, dial 814-317-6914.