Probate is the process where a judge validates the will, gives it legal effect, and officially appoints the executor nominated in the will. Until the will is probated and the court appoints the executor, the named executor has no legal ability to transfer assets.
In the unfortunate event someone dies without a will or estate plan in place, the job of administering the estate can be more complex. The attorneys at the Voeller law firm specialize in guiding clients through these matters.
There are many intricacies that must be followed and pitfalls for the unwary. At the Voeller Law Firm our goal is to provide clients “white glove” service. We take the burden off the executor or administrator and work to streamline the process to efficiently settle your loved one’s estate.
When someone passes away and their assets are all in a trust, administration of that trust may be necessary. Trust administration is the process of properly following the rules in the trust to transfer the assets and implement the decedent’s wishes.
If you are the named executor, trustee, or are an heir or beneficiary and have questions regarding a deceased loved ones estate, feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment today to consult with one of our probate attorneys.