If you have been named the executor or administrator of an estate, having a skilled estate planning and probate lawyer is very important for what is often a complex process. There are certain duties you must fulfill within this role and you want to make sure you are doing this correctly and thoroughly so that all assets and property are allocated properly and fairly.
With over 30 years of probate and estate experience, David W. Biles provides skilled representation for executors and administrators, as well as beneficiaries in probate proceedings and probate litigation, including will contests. Acting as an executor or trustee for a probate estate can be difficult and carries with it many complex responsibilities.
We seek to simplify the process while providing effective representation in such proceedings, including asset location and management, conveying property to beneficiaries, resolving disputes among beneficiaries and closing the estate in an efficient and timely manner.
Thorough Counsel For Executors And Administrators
From the initial consultation and going forward, you will have a dedicated attorney who will help you every step of the way throughout the probate process. This includes:
- How to proceed initially with the probate process
- Direct assistance in addressing concerns of family members and beneficiaries
- Efficient and timely probate of the will in probate court
- Administration of the estate, including orderly payment of debts and obligations with priority given to financial stability of surviving family members
- Proper distribution of assets as provided in the will
In some situations, the decedent may have died “intestate” — without a will, thus possibly requiring a dependent administration. David W. Biles can effectively advise family and heirs with this type of probate situation, as well as possibly advise regarding alternatives to dependent administrations.
Our probate attorneys often are able to direct a client through probate ‘shortcuts,’ such as heirship proceedings or small estate proceedings, in an effort to reduce costs.
Interested In Our Probate Law Services? Talk To Our Attorneys.
For more information about how we can help with your probate and estate administration matter, we invite you to please call our law firm at 940-566-0566 and schedule an initial consultation. You can also reach us online to make your appointment.