Legal Counsel from a Rossford Probate Attorney
As part of our practice at Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we deal with estate administration and the legal processes involved. We understand that the death of a loved one is never an easy process to go through, let alone having to manage the administration of the deceased person's (decedent's) assets. This can cause an overwhelming sense of pressure and anxiety to handle the task efficiently. The attorneys and staff at HML work with the family not only to plan for assets transitions. At the same time, a person is alive (estate and trust planning), but also to administer the asset transfers efficiently and cost-effectively after a person has passed away. We pride ourselves on working with the family to make the administration of an estate an experience that will provide comfort and support to the beneficiaries.
When handling the administration of the decedent, our team of attorneys will be with you every step of the way. Starting from the beginning to the end of estate administration, we will provide you with the necessary legal counsel and knowledge to efficiently get you through the process. For the administration process to begin, the decedent's will must first be verified by the probate court. If there is no will, the process still goes through probate court. Once the will is confirmed, the court then appoints the executor named within the will to manage the affairs of the decedent. Without a will, the probate court then appoints someone to take over. The executor and appointed individual are known as fiduciaries during this time.
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Once appointed, the fiduciary is then responsible for collecting the assets of the decedent as well as paying off any debts that are owed. In the state of Ohio, it may also be necessary to file estate taxes as well as see to it that their assets are appropriately distributed to the beneficiaries. At Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we understand that the role of an executor or appointed individual is never an easy task to take on. With our knowledge and experience in estate administration, our well-qualified attorneys will make sure that you get the legal representation that you deserve. From getting you started in the right direction to making sure that all steps are completed, we can ensure that you will be in good hands.
With over 150 years of collective legal experience in estate administration and the processes involved, our Rossford probate firm will get you through any legal situation you are being faced with. We are committed to providing you with a peace of mind in knowing that you have exceptional representation on your side. From getting you started with the process of managing the affairs of the decedent, Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC is here for you. Whether you have general questions about estate administration or you need a well-qualified attorney by your side, we would be happy to get you started.