The death of a loved one is an emotional time for his or her family members; those left behind must often deal with stressful decisions as to how that loved one’s estate should be handled. This can be a difficult time, & it is often necessary to take important steps within the legal system following a death in the family.
Probate is the court-supervised process by which the executor of the deceased person’s estate ensures that all debts and taxes of the estate are paid and all property goes to the people who are intended to received it after death. Probate is not necessary if a person had a well-drafted and funded trust, in which case trust administration will be necessary. Also, not all assets pass through probate.
Our experienced professionals can guide you through the legal processes required at death: paying proper claims, tax filings, accountings, asset divisions, & final distributions. Don’t make a mistake with your loved one’s estate at their death. This complicated process needs to be handled by a professional. Contact W.G. Alexander & Associates today to see what we can do to help you.