Helping You With Estate And Probate Administration
After the death of a loved one, someone must take over the handling of the estate, administering the will, paying down any debts owed and performing other duties. I am attorney Michael E. Eisenberg, and I handle all types of estate and probate administration issues for trustees, heirs, beneficiaries, executors and other parties.
For a free confidential consultation, please contact me at 267-728-4535 or 800-851-2534. With offices in Hatboro and Warrington, I serve clients in Montgomery County, in Bucks County and throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Estate Administration And Probate Duties
A probate lawyer can handle all estate administration duties. Many families find it helpful to have a neutral person handle the decedent’s affairs, since this minimizes conflict during a difficult time. I can assist in the collection and distribution of all estate assets, prepare tax documents for all parties, appear in probate court proceedings and pay down debts of the decedent.
- If you were named executor of someone’s estate (also known as personal representative), you may wish to hire an attorney to walk you through your duties as executor since there is a lot to handle. Many personal representatives prefer to engage an attorney rather than wade through the laws surrounding inheritance themselves. It’s easier and saves you time.
- An attorney can counsel you through complex situations, including the sale of a business that belonged to the decedent. If a cursory examination of the decedent’s finances shows there is not enough money to pay down debts, an attorney can help you determine which bills to pay first.
Personal Representation And Attention
Beneficiaries may also wish to retain a probate attorney. Especially if you do not know the executor or if there is tension between parties, a lawyer can handle any complications that arise.
The death of a loved one can cause grief and suffering in families, especially if someone feels he or she was not given a “fair share” in the will. As soon as any family member starts complaining about the will, it’s advisable to retain your own attorney. Will contests can drag on and cause significant emotional distress. By retaining an attorney, you can steer clear of legal conflicts during the lengthy battle and rest assured that a probate lawyer is representing your needs and interests.