Death of a loved one is a difficult time. If you are the executor, administrator or trustee for a decedent, you have serious responsibilities. Marshall assets, discharge debts, pay administrative expenses, prepare and file tax returns, account for estate expenditures, distribute to heirs. These are just some of the many duties an executor, administrator or trustee faces. All of these responsibilities must be properly handled. Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC has attorneys with extensive experience handling all these issues. Please call to schedule a consultation so we may help you manage all these responsibilities at this most difficult time.
It is difficult enough to deal with the emotional impact of the death of a loved one. Add to that the often misunderstood legal process known as probate and you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed. If you are the executor of a will or the appointed administrator of an estate, the assistance of an experienced lawyer is essential to help the process go smoothly.
Estate administration and probate involves locating and accounting for all the assets of the deceased person and then distributing them properly. We can help you with all the tasks of probate, including:
- Identifying beneficiaries and heirs
- Administration of trusts
- Locating and valuing assets
- Filing inheritance tax returns and income tax returns for the estate
- Paying the estate’s debts
- Distributing assets according the terms of the will, and if there is no will, then according to state law