Estate Administration

The passing of a loved one is an emotionally difficult time for family and friends.  With this comes a time to bring the personal and financial affairs of the decedent to close.  For those charged with the responsibility, administering the estate of a decedent can be daunting.   The responsibilities are many, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with funeral arrangements;
  • Gathering and securing assets;
  • Arranging for probate of the will (or if there is no will, the court process of administration);
  • Notifying banks, insurance companies and others of the death;
  • Advertising the proper notices of death;
  • Liquidating decedent assets;
  • Working with beneficiaries and other interested parties in the distribution of assets;
  • Paying off the decedent’s final debts;
  • Filing estate tax returns and paying any applicable estate taxes;
  • Filing appropriate reports with the local Register of Wills.

You do not have to shoulder these tasks alone – let our office help.