Help For Settling An Estate
Many people do not think about probate law until they are suddenly forced to do so after the death of a loved one. It can be a difficult and stressful experience. At a time when people are still grieving over their loss, the probate and trust administration process begins. If you have been named as the personal representative or trustee, you may be unsure about what needs to happen next. Suddenly, you have to learn about the many legal and financial requirements that go into settling an estate.
At Mortel Law, PLLC, in Oakdale, Minnesota, we have in-depth knowledge of this important area of law and are able to take the legal burden off your shoulders. We help personal representatives and trustees manage this process, preserve assets and honor the wishes of their loved ones.
Understanding Probate And Estate Administration
When a person passes away, all of his or her property becomes known as the person’s estate. The process of settling the estate, paying off any remaining debts and distributing the property to the heirs is known as estate administration.
Probate is the court process for the transfer of assets from a deceased person to his or her heirs or other designated beneficiaries. If the deceased person left a will, the will is submitted to the probate court for administration. If there is no will, the assets will be distributed according to state law. As part of the probate process, the court appoints a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the estate. Estate administration requires painstaking, detail-oriented work even under the best circumstances. We can assist the personal representative in making the process as smooth as possible.
Experienced In Probate And Estate Law
Our attorney has been helping clients in probate and estate administration for more than 15 years. We prepare the necessary paperwork, get it filed with the probate court, handle publishing and service of required notices and give personal representatives an outline of what needs to be done.
We know many of our clients are still grieving so we treat them with understanding and compassion as we give them guidance through what can be a difficult process.