The probate administration of a decedent’s estate is often viewed as something to be avoided at all costs. Although there are ways to limit costs when one passes away, often times a formal administration is the best method for dealing with creditors, family members in disagreement, estate taxes, defective real property titles (such as homestead) and disputes that existed prior to the decedent’s death. For all its virtues, a trust will not prevent people from disagreeing or laying claim to a decedent’s assets.
There are short forms of administration which save time and money and which we employ whenever possible.
We have over thirty years of experience in probate and related areas. We have litigated numerous issues regarding the distribution of property, real and personal, and are able to quickly recognize problems and propose solutions.