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Overview: Estate Administration

Probate and Estate Administration in Oakland County

Losing a loved one is possibly the most difficult event that anyone can endure. The person that is designated the executor of the estate will be facing an overwhelming responsibility in the weeks that follow the loss of the family member. The executor of the estate must inform the beneficiaries (heirs), manage assets, handle real estate and correctly file taxes that pertain to the estate. If you have recently lost a loved one or have been named executor of an estate, you may feel overwhelmed by the duties that you have been now are responsible to manage correctly. In addition, many individuals that are named executors of the estate are also given responsibilities such as making funeral arrangements. An Oakland County probate attorney can help you by serving as your representative and handling the difficult tasks assigned to the executor of the estate.

If you are named as the executor of an estate by your loved one and you do not feel that you are able to carry out the job, you may file a document with the probate court that declines the job. It is common to be named an executor by your spouse or parent.

Helping You Execute an Estate

At Shifman & Carlson, P.C. we have the experience and extensive knowledge to handle all types of probate matters. We have a combined experience of over 100 years and our attorneys have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating for excellence. If you have been named executor of the estate and need assistance please do not hesitate to contact our firm.

Handling an estate after the death of a loved one can involve contentious matters such as child guardianship and asset ownership. A skilled Oakland County probate attorney can prove to be invaluable when carrying out the wishes of a deceased loved one. By handling the executor's duties in the best interests of the deceased and his or her surviving family members, we have been able to lighten the load of countless grieving individuals. There are extensive duties and responsibilities, and many trustees are family members that need help in administering the trust, and wisely choose to seek help. Errors can lead to litigation and a great deal of trouble and upheaval within the family that could be avoided.

Contact our legal team at our Oakland County offices today for a case evaluation today for help with estate administration.


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