When a person passes away, it can take several months, even several years to administer the person’s estate. Depending on the complexity of the estate, the number of beneficiaries and the types of assets involved, the amount of work to conduct probate administration could be considerable.
For some estates with few assets, it may be possible for an executor to handle probate administration duties on their own. But in larger estates where complicated issues may be in play, it is highly advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced probate lawyer.
With a probate lawyer handling much of the duties, heirs can concentrate on recovering emotionally from the loss of a loved one, and rest easy knowing that decisions will be based on the wishes put forth in a will, trust or another legal document.
A probate administrator will take several steps in the probate process:
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