Tackling Probate And Estate Administration With Skill And Compassion
Estate law is a delicate mix of several legal, family and financial issues. Depending on the estate, it can be a modest matter that goes quickly through an expedited “release from the administration” or a complicated trust that encompasses a long list of assets, bank accounts and businesses.
When administering a person’s estate, the procedures can often be confusing, especially during an emotionally difficult time. It is important to have an attorney you can trust to help you through the process with knowledge and compassion. Hurley Law in Middletown, Ohio, has the probate and estate administration experience necessary to help you through this next step.
Addressing Complex Probate And Estate Administration Considerations
Probate is the legal process where a probate court administers the will following the death of an individual (decedent). This happens regardless of whether there is a valid will and can only be avoided by using a trust. The court assigns a personal representative if a will does not designate someone to administer the estate.
The assigned representative must:
- Assemble the decedent’s assets
- Pay bills, including funeral expenses, debts and taxes
- Collect any outstanding debts
- Dispense any assets left over
Our probate administration attorneys help guide executors, trustees, family members and other beneficiaries in fulfilling their responsibilities. We also keep in mind the rights of the involved parties.
Our attorneys at Hurley Law have a legal background balanced with an empathetic understanding of what individuals and families are going through during probate and the legal knowledge required to provide competent representation.
Handling Administration Complications For You
We know how to handle complications that may arise in administering the estate. A steady and knowledgeable attorney can often make a complicated process go more smoothly, particularly when the will or trust is contested, or other disputes need resolving.