Legal Guidance For Probate, Estate And Trust Administration Processes

As you look to the future and consider the legal issues that must be addressed following a death, you may have many questions and concerns. What is involved in estate administration or probate processes? What are my responsibilities and risks as the executor of my mother's or father's estate? How can I avoid probate, allowing me to leave more money for my children? Can a distant relative contest my family member's will? What is a fiduciary? What are my responsibilities as trustee?

Experienced And Professional Assistance With All Matters Of Administration

The attorneys and staff at The Elder & Disability Law Center in Washington, D.C., are experienced with helping individuals and families with matters of estate planning, aging and disability, administration of trusts, probate, elder law and other issues of long-term care. Contact us for understanding support and educated answers. Additionally, if you have been appointed as a fiduciary — such as an executor or trustee — we will help you understand your rights and responsibilities.

Helping You Understand And Avoid Probate

When a person who owns property dies, his or her assets usually must go through a probate process in order to determine who has rights to what is left behind. Estate planning documents, if any, are reviewed and either an informal or formal probate process is used to distribute the assets.

While probate rules vary according to where you live, it can be hard to avoid the probate process entirely.

Our lawyers will educate you about your options, guiding you to decisions designed to head off inheritance disputes — including litigation involving contested wills — and helping you avoid probate in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.

At The Elder & Disability Law Center, we understand the importance you place on securing the financial future of your loved ones and easing the administration process for them once you are gone. Contact us online or call us toll free at 866-399-4324 or locally in Washington, D.C., at 202-452-0000 to schedule a consultation.