Probate Administration Lawyers

When an individual with a will passes away, probate administration begins. Probate administration is the process of verifying the validity of a will and transferring the assets of the deceased person to their stated beneficiaries.

The individual that carries out the directions set forth in a will is called an executor. This person often possesses an enormous amount of responsibility that can easily overwhelm someone, especially if other individuals have disputes regarding the executor’s management. Furthermore, the executor essentially acts as the defender of a deceased person’s property until all taxes and debts have been paid off and all assets have been dispersed accordingly.

The probate administration attorneys at Keystone Law Group have an extensive amount of experience helping clients with probate administration, while also protecting their rights and interests along the way.

Responsibilities of the Executor

The executor possesses many responsibilities, and although the exact responsibilities vary on a case by case basis, each given task is very important to fulfill. Some of the most common responsibilities of an executor include the following:

  • Filing a petition for probate
  • Publishing notice of the petition
  • Mailing notices of hearings to individuals entitled / required to notice
  • Filing a bond to guarantee you will carry out the role of executor properly
  • Preparing inventory and appraising assets
  • Paying debts (possibly selling assets)
  • Appearing at a final hearing / implementing court decision

Such responsibilities may seem daunting at first, but just remember that you were entrusted with this responsibility for a good reason. If you are having trouble with probate administration process, or if disputes arise, our probate litigation attorneys can assist.

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Contact our Probate Administration Lawyers

Probate administration can be confusing and overwhelming, but you do not have to go through this process alone. Our attorneys at Keystone Law Group, P.C. are here to help executors with their legal obligations. Contact us at (310) 444-9060 to speak with an attorney with an extensive understanding of probate administration today.