As a Beneficiary you cannot sell a deceased loved one’s property until you administer their estate in the Court of Law. Here at The Marecki Law Firm, we pride ourselves in getting probates done quickly, efficiently, and most of all correctly. We realize that closure can only start until everything that is left over is tended to; therefore, we ensure that your grieving is not prolonged and that your loved one’s memory and wishes are honored. Our goal is to alleviate the burden from your shoulders and handle the legal intricacies involved in settling an estate, quickly.
Some of the key services we provide include:
- Probate Petitions: We assist with the preparation and filing of probate petitions to initiate the probate process and establish the legal authority to administer the estate.
- Estate Administration: Our firm oversees the comprehensive administration of estates, including asset management, debt payment, tax filing, and distribution of assets to beneficiaries.
- Executor/Personal Representative Representation: We provide experienced legal representation and guidance to executors or personal representatives throughout the probate process, ensuring their duties and responsibilities are properly fulfilled.
- Will Validation: We review the validity and legal compliance of wills, ensuring that they meet all necessary requirements. We also handle any disputes or challenges to the validity of the will.
- Intestate Succession: In cases where there is no valid will (intestate), we navigate the laws of intestate succession to determine the rightful beneficiaries and facilitate the proper distribution of assets.
- Asset Inventory and Valuation: Our firm assists in identifying and inventorying the assets of the deceased person, including real estate, financial accounts, investments, personal property, and more. We work to determine their value for the purpose of estate administration.
- Creditor Claims: We handle the process of notifying and addressing creditor claims against the estate, ensuring that debts and obligations are properly managed and paid.
- Estate Tax Matters: Our firm provides guidance on estate tax planning and helps prepare and file estate tax returns when necessary. We aim to minimize tax liabilities and ensure compliance with applicable tax laws.
- Estate Litigation: We represent clients in estate-related disputes and litigation, including will contests, disputes over asset distribution, allegations of undue influence or lack of capacity, and other contested matters.
- Trust Administration: If the deceased person established a trust, we assist with the administration of the trust, including managing trust assets and ensuring compliance with the terms of the trust document.
- Beneficiary Representation: We advocate for the rights and interests of beneficiaries, ensuring they receive their rightful inheritance and addressing any concerns or disputes that may arise during the probate process.
- Estate Planning: Our firm also offers estate planning services to help individuals plan for the future and minimize probate-related issues. We assist in the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives.
The team at Marecki Law Firm will represent you with professionalism and integrity. Schedule your free consultation with us today.