Estate Administration

Estate administration is the process in which a person’s property and assets are dealt with when they pass away.  It is a complex process that is unfortunately undertaken at a time of family stress.
Our lawyers can assist you with the complexities of administering or probating an estate, including but not limited to:
  • Advising executors/administrators and beneficiaries of their rights and responsibilities
  • Contacting parties, including beneficiaries, financial institutions and government bodies, to advise of the passing of the deceased
  • Preparing applications for Grants of Probate or Grants of Administration
  • Acting as, or in place of, the executor to probate or administer an estate
  • Assisting with the administration of estates, including dealing with the estate accountant
If you have been appointed as an executor and have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sitka Law Group for a free consultation.

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