Stinson Law: Beverly, MA Estate Administration Lawyer
Losing a loved one is never easy, in fact it is often a traumatic experience that is difficult to recover from, even years down the road. While this emotional trauma can be devastating on its own, a death in the family will often include many other challenges, namely the pressure of planning the appropriate ceremonies and handling the assets your family member has left behind. While these things can certainly make coping even more difficult, a caring estate administration attorney at Stinson Law can assist with the challenges relating to estate administration, and more.
When Is Estate Administration Needed?
Estate administration is most easily understood as the implementation of an estate plan, however administration must be conducted, even in the absence of an estate plan. If a careful estate plan is crafted in advance (which will generally involve wills, trusts, and more), there will be minimal decision-making and challenges once your loved one has passed. Unfortunately, estate plans and wills are not always complete or current, and even in the best estate plans some loose ends can be left untied. In these cases, unanswered questions will be addressed during the probate process, in a surrogate court. Whether the estate enters probate or not, carrying out the last wishes of the deceased will fall upon an executor, which can be a close relative or family member, who is often still coping with the loss. It is at this point estate administration takes over and essentially thrusts the a set of responsibilities upon the executor.
What Does Estate Administration Involve?
Estate administration responsibilities include the logistics of distributing assets, and paying debts after a loved one has passed. Dealing with assets and liabilities in this traumatic time is a daunting task, so it is highly recommended that you work closely with a Beverly, MA estate administration lawyer to ensure you are making the correct decisions are considering all your options when passing on the legacy of your loved one.
How Can An Estate Administration Attorney Help?
With both specific expertise and broad experience in this practice area, a Beverly, MA estate administration lawyer at Stinson Law will guide you through every step of the estate administration process to help you deal with understandably difficult logistics including:
Distributing assets to the appropriate parties
Setting up and maintaining trusts
Completing unfiled tax returns and settling other debts
At Stinson Law, we understand being accountable for a loved one’s last wishes is a huge responsibility that can be both stressful and burdensome, and it is by no means something you should have to go through alone.
Contact Stinson Law Today for Your Estate Administration Needs
A Beverly, MA estate administration lawyer at Stinson Law is ready to help you today. Contact us for a consultation regardless of whether you are anticipating, presently dealing with, or have recently dealt with the estate administration of a loved one. Call Stinson Law today at (978) 927-1100 to discuss the estate administration of your loved one with an attorney at length– and to relieve the pressure that comes in such a traumatic time.