Probate, Trust & Estate Administration

The firm’s probate, trust and estate administration practice encompasses all aspects of administration of decedents’ and fiduciary estates.  The firm’s probate practice involves submitting wills to the court for probate or assisting the decedent’s family with estate proceedings when the decedent died without a will.  Once the will is probated, or the heirs are determined, our attorneys assist the family with administrative matters such as gathering, inventorying and valuing assets in the estate, and preparing federal and state estate tax returns.  Our attorneys provide thoughtful, competent assistance in meeting court filing deadlines and federal tax filing deadlines, thereby making a difficult time much easier to endure.  The firm’s attorneys also represent beneficiaries of estates in negotiating settlements of estates, protecting beneficiaries’ rights with regard to monitoring costs of administration, and advising in contested matters.