PROBATE ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
ESTATE ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE LAWYERS
Providing Guidance Through the Legal Process
Are you currently facing probate or have been named the administrator of an estate by the court? These processes can be lengthy and complex, especially if you attempt to get through it without legal help. Estate Law Center our Atlanta probate and estate administration lawyers can provide you with personalized legal guidance.
Estate Administration vs. Probate
Estate administration involves the settlement or management of an estate, including distributing property to heirs and paying any debts. Though administration can take place with or without a will or trust in place, if a person dies unexpectedly or passes away and does not have an estate plan in place, the court will typically appoint an administrator. This administrator will be responsible for handling the distribution of the estate and any other related duties.
Meanwhile, probate is the formal legal process of settling an estate through the court, particularly when there are disputes, large amounts of property or money, or a lack of an estate plan. The named executor or trustee is the responsible for handling the estate according to the instructions in the will or trust.
Although these two situations are different, the duties of an administrator and executor are almost the same. Depending on the exact situation, the entire process can take between 9 and 18 months. In some cases, it can take even longer if there are any problems during the process, such as a contest.
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An administrator is responsible for these particular duties:
Representation through the Complex Probate Process
The probate courts are in place to help families make sure that a person’s estate is handled properly after they have passed. If a will is not in place or if a problem arises during the probate process, it can lead to questions being presented by the heirs or family. In the case that you believe something isn’t right with the will or someone else is contesting a will you are administering, we can represent you.