After the passing of a loved one, the work of administering the estate begins. There are assets to marshall, bills to pay, money and property to distribute, tax returns to file, and notices to provide. “Where do I begin” is a question often heard. Whether it’s the probate of a will or the administration of a trust, it can all be overwhelming.
I provide comprehensive probate and trust administration services that range from the simple and modest to the large and complex. Family dynamics are often the first consideration in developing the right approach in any estate administration.
Coordination with other professionals, such as accountants and financial consultants, may be the key to the success of any estate administration.
Administrations should not be unduly protracted or delayed. I identify short and long term tasks early in the administration, building on expectations for an efficient process, and work closely with my clients to see that these benchmarks serve as the proper guides to which they were intended.
Estate administration, whether probate or trust, under most circumstances is a complex task that requires the assistance of an attorney.