Finding yourself in charge of administering an estate can be a jarring experience. The responsibility is an emotionally weighty one while also involving extensive complicated paperwork. The role also carries with it a significant number of legal requirements, some of them coming with serious penalties for non-compliance.
Worse, those requirements themselves are not intuitive. They are legal rules and technicalities that themselves are subject in some cases to extensive interpretation in areas such as:
- Identification of assets and debts
- Creditor claims
Therefore, you may want to consider working with an estate administration attorney. An experienced estate administration attorney has been down these roads many, many times before. As a result, they can help ensure your obligations are met.
In doing so, an experienced attorney can ensure that the estate is administered efficiently. That efficiency includes both an efficient use of time as well as of money. The whole point of estate administration, after all, is to administer the estate, not to use it up.
An estate administration attorney can also help those executors who need representation during any disputes with heirs. Knowing that your estate administration has been informed by an experienced attorney will help you rest easier during the course of any legal controversy.
All of that guidance comes from the lawyer who serves as an objective third-party source during a process that often be fraught with emotion. Serving as that objective third party is just one more way in which an estate administration attorney can tailor the process to the particular circumstances of your situation, something that simply cannot be done by generic forms or other non-professional guidance resources.