Guidance Through Estate Administration And Probate
Some people fail to plan ahead. It is easy to put off planning and believe we have more time than we do. Many people assume that their spouse or children will automatically receive the property they want them to receive after their death. They may not take the time to create a will or trust to ensure this happens correctly. Unfortunately, this decision can complicate an already difficult period for their friends and family.
Even when the decedent has written a will, or set-up a trust, estate administration is not always easy. With the honor of representing a decedent’s estate comes the challenges of the role of the personal representative.
At Storey Law Office, I can partner with you during the estate administration and probate process. I am attorney Jeffrey J. Storey, and I am committed to helping my clients understand all aspects of their situation and options they have for resolution.
Thoroughly Accounting The Assets And Debts
When administering an estate, you need to account for every detail – including any hidden or complex financial matters. As an attorney with decades of experience with estate administration in Minnesota, I know how to account for the full scope of assets, property, debts and taxes. Throughout probate, I can work alongside you to make financial decisions that benefit the estate.
It is important that these financial dealings be handled properly, as the personal representative has a fiduciary duty towards the estate and the beneficiaries. I can help ensure that the estate administration is carried out properly and you understand the requirements and how to comply to protect yourself and the estate from potential litigation.
Addressing Any Problems That Arise
Some cases of estate administration may become challenging, and I provided experienced representation for my clients, protecting their interests during difficult issues, including:
- Accusations of breach of fiduciary duty against a personal representative
- False claims from creditors
- Disputes about inheritance and will contests
- Complex asset liquidation or distribution problems
- Trial litigation involving all aspects of estate administration
My deep experience and knowledge of the law allow me to help you with these potential challenges. Speak to me in person to get up-to-date legal answers about settling an estate or securing the correct inheritance.
Contact Me For Help With Estate Administration
Given the complexity of this process, the help of a lawyer may be crucial for personal representatives, heirs and beneficiaries. I am ready to help you fulfill your duties and find legal solutions. Call Storey Law Office in Coon Rapids at 763-575-7066 or send a message online to schedule your consultation.