Estate Administration

Your Legacy Protection Partner

When a family member pass away, the affairs of their estate must be administered according to state law. In most cases, estate administration is overseen by a probate court. If a will or trust exists, a personal representative or trustee can execute the directions in those documents in accordance with applicable state law. Whatever the case may be, the difficulties inherent in navigating the rules and regulations regarding administration of a decedent's estate can be daunting.

In order to effectively administer the final wishes of the decedent, you need to enlist the assistance of competent and trusted estate attorneys. Any probate litigation attorney can tell you that a properly administered estate prevents costly and divisive legal disputes among children and other heirs (or creditors of the estate) by avoiding probate court altogether.

Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law Estate Administration Team acts as your personal representative in estate administration cases, completing all the administrative tasks, such as court filings, inventories, accountings, tax return preparation and distribution of funds. In some cases, we also serve as personal representatives or trustees on your behalf. We also assist families with estate administration litigation, including:

  • Will contests
  • Representation concerning the proper interpretation of wills and trust instruments
  • Reformation of trusts
  • Challenges to the administration of estates and trusts
  • And more ...

Click the link below to contact Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law estate administration team to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.