Estate Administration / Guardianships


When a loved one dies or becomes disabled, you are faced with a variety of issues to address.  We understand that this is a difficult time for you.   That is why our firm provides you with a range of services including assistance with organizing the decedent’s affairs through the technical aspects of administering an estate.  While we certainly have the technical expertise to assist with large complex estates, we never forget that we are dealing with families facing difficult times.

A common estate administration requires admitting the will to probate, advising the executor on estate administration issues, preserving the estate’s assets from creditor’s claims, and filing inheritance, estate and income tax returns for the estate.  These same services are provided on a regular basis for our clients serving as guardians of the person and estates of incapacitated persons.

We have acquired considerable experience in the area of trust law, advising trustees and beneficiaries on all issue compliance, fiduciary duties, and legal rights.  Our clients include both individuals and institutional trustees.

While the greatest amount of work to provide estate savings takes place during estate planning, there are additional ways to reduce taxes and other costs during the estate administration process after someone’s death.  We explore these options with your clients.

Estate Administration without a Will or Living Trust may delay transfer of your property and may incur extra expenses to the estate.  In the event there is no Will or an original cannot be found, the services we can provide you can be invaluable.

We have extensive experience in:

  • Probate
  • Contested Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Trust Administration
  • Estate Litigation

Contact us today for a free initial consultation.