Helping Protect Assets In Probate
If a loved one died and named you executor of the will, he or she trusted you to set forth his or her estate administration wishes. As an executor, you may have to make serious decisions if the estate carries major debts, has complex property ownership or contains other complications.
Our law firm can help you carry out your loved one’s wishes through probate. We have more than 40 years of experience representing executors in the probate process.
Will Or No Will?
When a person dies without a will, the court gets involved in the estate administration. The state appoints an administrator to be responsible for dividing the property and estate assets to appropriate beneficiaries. The administrator must go to court to gain permission to pay the usual bills that are addressed in a will.
The Probate Process
As executor, you must file the will in probate court within 90 days. Also, in certain circumstances, you may be able to sell real estate without needing permission from the probate court.
This means you can pay bills, liquidate assets and distribute funds according to directions in the will. You and other beneficiaries are spared the expense of court costs and the added delay of seeking probate court decisions.
How We Help
Our legal team, led by Robert M. Brady, Attorney at Law, can help make the process go smoothly. If there are disagreements among family members, we can help you find constructive solutions.
When the estate is complex or holds massive debts, we can help you ensure that proper creditor procedures are followed. Our team can maintain thorough estate records to ensure that bill payment and tax deadlines are met and further penalties are avoided. We help protect the estate through the probate process.
Robert M. Brady, Attorney at Law, is in Providence, and we serve clients throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. If you have been named executor of someone’s will, do not hesitate to contact us for guidance. We can help you find solutions to the complex probate process. Please call us at 401-437-4229 or send us an email for a free consultation.