The loss of a loved one can often create confusion and uncertainty. Whether or not a loved one has a carefully crafted estate plan, there are still tasks that must be accomplished after their death. We understand that this difficult time can be overwhelming. The attorneys at Miller & Roberts can help guide you through the process of winding up the estate.
If the deceased had an estate plan designed to avoid probate, often we can guide families through the process without involvement of the courts. We assist families with the necessary paperwork and help with any asset transfers.
If there was no estate plan, or if the deceased had any assets that require the probate court’s involvement, we have extensive experience in probate court and can represent the family in any matters necessary. The probate procedure can be lengthy and costly and we work to minimize costs associated with the probate administration and represent our clients through this difficult time.
When estate planning involves the creation and funding of a trust, often the probate court is not involved after the death of the grantor. We assist our trustee clients with the appropriate transfers of assets, payments of final expenses and distributions. Our experience in trust drafting and administration can save a family valuable time and resources. We represent both trustees and beneficiaries and can offer a range of services to meet their needs.