Because many people fail to plan for the end of their lives, many people are also surprised by the chaos and confusion that can follow one’s death with regard to estate administration. There are several different reasons that one’s estate may end up in probate court, but Prince Law Firm has the experience necessary to resolve whatever issues exist or arise.
Probate administration is quite a complex process. Because of our experience and knowledge with the details and legal procedures, we can help simplify the process and minimize the time, effort and expense involved for our clients. Although changes to the law that occurred in 2000 simplified the probate process, there are still many different legal responsibilities and filings. Heirs and the personal representatives of the deceased all have a role to play, but nearly everyone needs guidance on how to proceed if they have not experienced a probate process before.
In many situations, the heirs and family members of a deceased do not agree on a particular issue or express some concern about a certain part of the estate administration process. We understand why and how such concerns or disputes arise, and are trained in mediation, a valuable form of dispute resolution that can benefit all involved parties. We have also helped interested parties determine whether unsupervised probate-which has the benefits of often being more flexible, less expensive and quicker-will be adequate or whether supervised probate and the participation of probate court is necessary.
Administering a person’s estate after his or her death involves many different responsibilities, including the identification of heirs, management of assets, payment of debts, filing of income tax returns, distribution of assets, filing of required legal documents, etc. Many clients of the Prince Law Firm have been relieved to rely on our expertise and skills to simplify estate administration. If you are interested in how we may be able to help you, please visit our probate administration website.