Probate / Estate Administration

Probate is the legal process by which a deceased person's property is distributed to legatees or heirs. See below for the definitions). We understand the tremendous emotional burden families endure when faced with the death of a family member and our attorneys and staff will help you navigate the often complex financial and legal processes confronting you.

If you are named the executor of a will (or appointed the administrator when there is no will), the responsibilities may appear daunting. We can help you each step of the way with: marshaling and protecting assets, preparing an inventory of all estate assets, paying bills of and claims against the estate, making distributions to beneficiaries and preparing accountings and any necessary tax returns.

Health and Elder Law Programs (H.E.L.P.), a non-profit organization, offers a checklist to help survivors sort out and keep track of the things that need to be handled after a person has died.