The death of a loved one or other individual almost always presents certain issues, if not problems, for the person responsible for settling the estate. Probate and estate administration issues can feel overwhelming for people unfamiliar with estate law.
I advise clients serving as executors or administrators on how to comply with all aspects of estate administration accurately and completely. Executors and administrators can easily make mistakes due to inexperience, stress and hasty decisions. As fiduciaries, they are held to the highest standard under the law and can be held personally liable for losses resulting from even innocent errors or misconduct. I help clients avoid these problems by providing guidance and detailed instructions every step of the way.
Even in seemingly straightforward probate and estate administration matters, disputes among beneficiaries or between beneficiaries and the executor can and often do arise. When these conflicts surface, I rely on my negotiation skills and make every effort to reach a fair resolution before turning to litigation as a last resort.
In Georgia, distributing a decedent’s property cannot take place without an executor or administrator managing and overseeing the process. When a person does not leave behind a will or establish another means of wealth transfer, the most willing and capable relative usually seeks court approval to act as the personal representative of the estate. I can help qualified individuals obtain the status of estate executor or administrator. My goal is for you to settle your loved one’s estate as efficiently, quickly and easily as possible.