Finding out that you are the administrator over a loved one’s estate usually comes at a time when your mind is reeling from their death. It is easy to become overwhelmed when you are thrust into this spot, especially when you find out suddenly that you need to do these duties. We know that you might have some questions about the specifics of what you need to do.
Sometimes, having to deal with the probate process is a lot when you are dealing with the emotional turmoil of the death. Plus, you might be trying to make final arrangements, which can add more stress to your life.
Many estates go through the process easily and you won’t have to do much. Filing the estate’s final tax return and making sure that heirs get what is due to them are two of the duties that you will likely handle no matter what. We are here to help you take care of these matters and any others that might come up during the course of the case.
Sometimes, estates aren’t that easy to administer. There might be missing assets or heirs you can’t find. This can draw things out a bit. Another challenge occurs when someone contests the will. Taking care of this is a priority because it can be very time-consuming and costly.
It is important for you to ensure your loved one’s wishes are followed when you are administering the estate. When there are obstacles to this, you must determine how to address those so that everything can be handled in accordance with those wishes.