Strong Representation For Estate Administration Concerns
The time immediately following a loved one’s death is very difficult and can be confusing. For estate executors or personal representatives, it can be overwhelming to be charged with settling a deceased loved one’s estate. The most important choice you can make is to work with a lawyer you can trust to protect your interests and help you through the process.
At Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C., in Reading, Pennsylvania, we represent executors and personal representatives through the complex process of probate, from the legal appointment of representatives to the final distribution of assets. With our estate planning and probate knowledge, we have become a trusted name in legal representation.
The Estate Administration Process
When taking an estate through the administration process, there are numerous steps and challenges you will face. These include:
- Appointment: Either through the will or another estate planning instrument or by court appointment, someone is named the administrator of the estate.
- Handling debts and accounts payable: The first thing the administrator does is handle the debts and bills due out of the deceased’s assets. This has to happen before beneficiaries receive their inheritances.
- Locating and contacting beneficiaries: The executor will look through the estate plan and locate the listed beneficiaries.
- Distribution of assets: Then the assets are distributed according to the estate plan.
- Accounting: Estate executors and administrators are required to make a thorough accounting of the financial transfers involved in the process.
The estate administration process is fraught with potential conflicts and problems. In many cases, administrators face lawsuits from disgruntled beneficiaries or legal sanctions arising from accounting errors or other mistakes made during the process.
The experienced attorneys of Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C., can help protect your rights and get you through the process as smoothly as possible.
Contact Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C.
Schedule an appointment with a wills and estate lawyer helping people in Reading, Wyomissing and other areas of Berks County. Call us at 610-674-0712. Or send us an email using our secure online form.