Sarasota Estate Administration Lawyers
Effectively Handling All Your Estate Needs
After someone passes away, the process of winding up their affairs is referred to as estate administration. If they primary estate planning document is a will, the estate administration is called probate which is the process by which the court monitors the process and, if not done properly, can be complicated, time-consuming, and costly.
The probate process generally involves:
- The notification of heirs, including statutory heirs where there is no will
- The appointment of an executor and estate administrator
- The estate appraisal and inventory
- The selling of estate assets
- Assessing and paying estate taxes
- Distributing assets to heirs
The experienced probate lawyers at Advocates in Aging will be able to help you through all steps of the probate process. This includes petitioning to clear title on your home, assuring proper distribution of IRA and 401k plans as well as protective planning for surviving family members.
Avoid Probate through a Living Trust
Not every estate goes through probate. When someone has established a living trust, and that living trust has been carefully planned with the help of an estate planning attorney, their estate does not necessarily have to go through probate. You do not need to have a large estate to take advantage of a living trust. The Sarasota probate lawyers at Advocates in Aging not only can help you establish a living trust, but a experienced in the efficient administration of the trust after you’ve died.
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