Legal Guidance Through The Estate Administration Process

Administering an estate, whether through probate court or otherwise, can be a daunting task. Grief over the loss of a loved one can make it even more challenging. Having a knowledgeable attorney to guide you can ease your mind and streamline the process.

At Meier Law Firm, PLLC, in Latham, New York, we understand the challenges you face after a loved one's death. You may be in charge of administering the estate as the personal representative (executor or executrix), and wondering how to begin. Our attorneys and staff are standing by ready to help. Let our caring and competent team assist you with the estate or trust administration of a loved one.

Direction Through Steps In The Probate Process

We are experienced and compassionate. No matter how complex an estate or trust may be, we will guide you calmly and confidently through the estate administration process, including:

  • Opening the estate
  • Communicating with creditors, beneficiaries, life insurance representatives and other parties
  • Gathering assets
  • Interpreting a will
  • Advising trustees on how to administer a trust
  • Distributing assets according to the testamentary documents
  • Addressing a will contest or other probate litigation as necessary

When Complications Arise

Unexpected complications sometimes come up as you seek to settle and close a loved one's estate. Someone may challenge the will. There may be accusations of fiduciary fraud. A will contest or any type of probate litigation, if not resolved quickly, can rapidly diminish the remaining assets of an estate.

At Meier Law Firm, PLLC, we wish to help you honor the wishes of the deceased, protect yourself from legal challenges and get an estate closed in a timely manner. Ask us about trust administration, final tax returns, real estate concerns and more.

We Are Here To Serve

Contact our real estate and estate planning attorneys at Meier Law Firm, PLLC, through this website or by phone at 518-313-0249 for the information and practical help you need. Clients of this firm appreciate our warm welcome, comfortable law office environment and direct contact with a dedicated lawyer.