We’re Here For You Throughout The Probate And Estate Administration Process
When someone passes away, their estate may have to go through the probate process. This is the legal process of finalizing a person’s financial affairs by distributing assets to heirs and paying off debts. A personal representative is appointed to administer the estate. If you are selected as a personal representative, then you may benefit from working with an experienced probate and estate administration attorney.
At Brown, Snee, Young, Lutche & Helmlinger, our attorneys have assisted clients in Bel Air and throughout Harford County with the probate process. Many responsibilities are associated with being a personal representative, and it can often get confusing and overwhelming.
Helping You With Every Step Of The Process
No one wants to be drowning in legal documents while grieving the death of a loved one. However, if you’re chosen as a personal representative, you may not have much choice. The complexity of the probate and estate administration process depends on the specific estate.
Our lawyers can help you throughout the process, including:
- Filing a petition with the probate court to open the estate
- Appointing a personal representative
- Notifying heirs and creditors
- Identifying and taking inventory of estate assets
- Reviewing claims and paying debts
- Distributing assets
If your loved one did not have a will in place when they passed, you might still have to file with a probate court to distribute the estate to their heirs. Without a will, Maryland’s intestate laws will dictate how and to whom the assets will be distributed.
Estate Administration Can Be Overwhelming, But You Don’t Have To Go Through It Alone
Our attorneys can help you understand and manage the steps of the estate administration process and represent you in probate court if necessary. They will monitor the process to ensure that everything is timely and is proceeding as it should. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at 410-505-8412 or fill out an online contact form.