Estate Administration – Nokomis & Litchfield, IL
When a person dies, all of their belongings become part of their estate. Then, the estate must be distributed amongst their beneficiaries, heirs and/or legatees, and debts and liabilities must be settled. This process can be time-consuming and tedious, as well as legally technical and complex in some cases. At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, our estate administration attorneys in Illinois can provide representation and guidance throughout the process.
Contact us today to request a consultation and to learn more about your options.
What is Estate Administration?
Estate administration refers to the process of administering an estate after a person’s death. The administration of the estate is done according to the terms of the decedent’s will or, if there is no will, per the intestate laws of the state in which they lived at their death. Some estates will be required to pass through probate—the formal, court-overseen process of proving a will, inventorying an estate, and dividing up an estate per the terms of the will or according to law.
The Role of an Estate Executor
An estate executor has many responsibilities throughout the process of administering the estate. Responsibilities of the estate executor include:
- Collecting and managing the estate
- Inventorying the estate
- Managing the probate process
- Presenting a will to the probate court
- Filling out a small estate affidavit (when appropriate)
- Paying any debts of the estate
- Paying any outstanding taxes
- Distributing the remaining property to the heirs of the property
How Our Estate Administration Attorneys Can Help
At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, we understand that estate administration can feel overwhelming, especially to someone who just lost their loved one. We can manage the administration of the estate on your behalf and handle 100 percent of the probate process, including the filing of ay court documents as needed.
We can also help you to prove and validate a will as well as manage the paying of debts and the distribution of assets to the appropriate beneficiaries. If a will is disputed, we can provide representation during the dispute—an event for which you’ll surely want a skilled estate administration attorney on your side.
We’ll also make sure that all debts and liabilities are settled. An estate administration attorney can also handle complex areas of administering the estate, such as navigating unpaid and future taxes, real estate holdings and transactions, and more.
Get Legal Help Today
At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, we provide estate administration services that offer peace of mind and security when you have lost a loved one. Our law firm will provide you with an overview of the estate administration process, answer any questions that you have, and handle 100 percent of the estate administration from start to finish. We are here to provide the basics or represent you during a potential estate dispute. Our lawyers have years of experience and a reputation for excellence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.