October 24, 2018
Written on behalf of Daniel H. Chambers Attorney at Law, P .C.
Let’s be honest here. Estate planning can be a pain. First, you’re dealing with death, be it a recent death of a loved one or facing your own death. Second, it’s a confusing process and can be overwhelming if you’ve never done estate planning.
These challenges aside, estates need to be administered by a personal representative after a death and the process is overseen by a court. You really should consider working with an estate administration attorney to guide you through the process.
The following are three reasons to work with an estate administration attorney.
1) They’ll help you identify and manage assets. This means creating a secured inventory of all belongings and debts and filing it with the probate court.
2) They’ll help you distribute property and assets to legal beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are laid out in a will, and if they’re not they’re determined by default inheritance laws.
3) They’ll help you settle debts and other financial obligations. Death doesn’t mean that debt and other financial obligations are eliminated. Unfortunately, they still need to be paid. An estate attorney can notify creditors of the estate administration, which gives them the time to file their own claims.
This blog post should not be taken as official legal advice. If you need help with estate administration, you’ll want to work with an experienced attorney. An experienced estate administration attorney can ensure that the process moves forward in an efficient manner. They can ensure the assets are not undervalued, and that no excess obligations are paid, which preserves a greater portion of the assets for the intended beneficiaries.
Attorney Daniel Chambers has dedicated his career to helping clients successfully resolve their various family law, estate, and probate issues. He understands that estate administration issues can be complicated, and is personally available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process.
We have used Daniel Chambers for legal services on several occasions since 2007 with excellent results. He has assisted our family in each matter with a professional yet tenacious manner. He has always been upfront about possible outcomes and honest about how to appropriately deal with challenging situations. I have recommended him several times over and will continue to do so. He has been an incredible asset to have on our legal team and we have always been satisfied with the results.
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