Losing a loved one is one of the most stressful and traumatic experiences a person can go through. While dealing with the emotional impact, there are unfortunately a number of practical and important matters that need to be dealt with. When it comes to estate administration, having an experienced and compassionate guide is crucial to making sure the wishes of the deceased are carried out properly and without incident. If you’ve never gone through this process before, however, it is important to understand exactly what estate administration is and how it can affect you and your family.
The process of estate administration involves the court assigning someone to handle the distribution of assets after a person’s death. Any type of estate should be handled by a legal professional, but some are more in need of an experienced and educated hand.
In more complicated estates, elements such as retirement, family businesses, and other high-value accounts can make the process especially complicated. There can also be other matters that require a careful approach such as paying debts, estate value determination, beneficiary identification, and more.
These are complicated matters, especially when coupled with the emotional toll the loss of a loved one carries. Seeking the assistance of a qualified attorney can help make these situations proceed as smoothly as possible. Thankfully, the Law Office of Sharon C. Stodghill is prepared to be there when needed most. With more than 25 years of experienced in the estate administration realm, the office’s reliable and compassionate attorneys have a full understanding of the complex workings of dealing with an estate and the empathy needed to handle the situation delicately. To learn more about the process of these matters, please visit our estate administration page.