We’re Here To Guide You Through The Estate Administration Process
Even the most perfectly drafted estate plans need to go through an administrative process to make sure all the assets and debts are handled in an effective manner. If you are the executor or an interested party in the administration of a will, it is critical to work with an experienced legal counselor who can help you through the process and make sure your interests are protected.
At Douglas, Joseph & Olson Attorneys At Law in Hermitage and Jamestown, our estate planning attorneys handle all aspects of estate administration for clients in Mercer County, Crawford County and the surrounding areas. After a loved one passes, the estate executor will be the one responsible for attending to all of the administrative details involved in the process. Our probate lawyers have a thorough understanding of the procedures and expectations involved, a wealth of experience helping clients through the process, and a track record of success over many years of serving clients in estate administration matters.
Understanding The Estate Administration Process In Pennsylvania
The general duties held by the estate administrator include:
- Collecting assets: It is critical to gather and account for all of the assets held by the deceased.
- Paying debts and taxes: The deceased will likely have debts and taxes that need to be paid out of the estate.
- Distributing assets: The will, trusts documents and other estate planning documents will direct the distribution of assets among the beneficiaries.
These are just the high-level, general duties and expectations of the executor or administrator. There are numerous details attached to each of these general responsibilities, and of course this list is far from exhaustive.
Our estate planning lawyers can explain every detail, and we will help you through every step of the process to make sure everything is handled properly.