Pa u l M. W i l l i a m s

Attorney At Law, PLLC

Probate and Trust Administration

Dealing with the death of a loved one and carrying out their final wishes can be overwhelming and confusing depending on the size, complexity and nature of the estate.  One of the difficulties in administering an estate is determining where to start and what procedures to follow. Every estate is unique and at times requires a combination of different procedure’s to administer, which may or may not include the utilization of the probate court.  

Regardless of the complexity and nature of the estate, it is important to ensure that the correct procedures during the administration process are adhere to, otherwise you could be held liable by the creditors and/or beneficiaries of the estate if an error is committed or there’s not enough assets to satisfy the liabilities and distributions for the estate.
Whether you’re the individual nominated to administer the estate or a beneficiary, we will assist you throughout the process and ensure that you’re being treated fairly and that your rights are protected.

Where To Start

  • Obtain the deceased individuals estate plan if any
  • Secure the deceased individuals assets
  • Notify creditors (manly credit card companies) that the individual has passed away
  • Consult with an attorney

What Not To Do

  • Do not destroy or get rid of any asset(s)
  • Do not throw-away any documents without careful review
  • Do not distribute or give away any assets or property