Probate & Trust Administration

Probate is the legal process of winding up of an estate of someone who has died that involves attorneys, judges, creditors, personal representatives (executors), and others. The probate process requires that a decedent's assets are inventoried, creditors are given notice then paid, and assets are finally distributed among heirs and beneficiaries. 

 

Like​ Estate Planning, probate creates an intimate attorney-client relationship. Losing a loved one is hard enough, but trying to handle complex financial and legal issues while dealing with family interests is more than anyone should have to endure alone. I know because I have seen it first hand in my family. We will work with you to avoid headaches and ensure that the assets of a decedent are administered fairly to his or her heirs and beneficiaries. This applies even if the decedent has a last will and testament, as that alone may not be enough to avoid probate.

Similarly, if a loved one dies with a Living Trust you will go through Trust Administration. If you are the Trustee, our firm can assist you in ensuring the purpose of the Trust is executed and the best interests of the beneficiaries are protected. We will counsel you the many aspects of Trust Administration. 

This and more is why it is important for you to contact an attorney who is ready to assist you and your family through the probate process. We are ready to get to work for you in your probate administration. You can schedule an appointment directly on our website, call our toll-free office number at 1-800-368-8449, or email us at contact@emertlawoffice.com.