Administer A Loved One’s Estate With Care And Confidence
Addressing the legal aspects after a death in the family may feel out of sync with the strong emotions that often emerge at this time. It is common for surviving family members to feel overwhelmed by multiple challenges associated with grieving together, arranging for a burial, closing or restructuring a household, and possibly grappling with final medical bills.
Reasons To Consult With A Lawyer Without Hesitation
At a time like this, it may seem tempting to leave discussions with an estate administration attorney for later. However, time may be of the essence. Beneficiaries (or heirs) may have financial needs and may become impatient for estate administration to move forward to the stage of distributing assets. If a will names an executor (personal representative), that person, as well as trustees of the trusts, if applicable, may feel pressure from others to accelerate the process(es) of one or more of the following:
- Inventorying assets
- Notifying creditors according to law
- Opening the estate
- Reviewing the will
- Beginning the probate process
- Selling assets as needed (such as real estate)
- Reviewing life insurance policies and other potential sources of assets for survivors
- Administer trusts in a timely and lawful manner
At the same time, an executor and/or trustees may need advice on how to protect themselves from legal challenges such as will contests and other types of probate litigation that may arise.
Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC, has a solid reputation in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland. Our estate and probate law attorneys have earned the respect of many families whom we have assisted through the process of administering estates. A great many of our new clients come to us by the way of referral from others. We are sensitive to a family’s need to mourn. At the same time, we are vigilant regarding time-sensitive issues after a death.
Are You Responsible For Taking An Estate Through Probate? Our Firm Is Here To Help.
Settling the estate of a friend or family member is an honor as well as a challenging burden in many cases. When you choose Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC, to advise you, you can count on our professional guidance to get you through to the final settling of your loved one’s estate with confidence that you have fulfilled your responsibilities properly. Request a consultation by calling 410-777-8560 or emailing us.