Estate Administration & Probate
When a person passes away, their estate — personal belongings, assets, property, stocks, etc. — must be distributed. How that happens, though, depends on whether they created a will, a trust, or neither before they passed. In my practice, I assist families and individuals with this process, and I try to make it as simple and painless for them as possible.
The probate process can be fairly straightforward when all the necessary documents are in place, but unfortunately, complications can arise. When, for example, beneficiaries disagree on the way their loved one’s estate is being administered, or a matter pertaining to property or heirship is unclear, it’s likely in everyone’s best interest to seek the aid of a legal professional. As a probate attorney with nearly 35 years of experience, I am well-versed in handling probate disputes and the issues that arise as a result. These issues include defense of heirship, property contests, and property transfer upon death. However, even if your concern is not specific to one of these issues, I encourage you to reach out to see if I can be of assistance.