probate

Managing the affairs of a loved one who has recently passed is a difficult time for any family, even when a Will has been prepared. Understanding the intricacies of the probate process during such a time can be overwhelming. At Seaman & Seaman, your attorney will explain the language and procedures, and support you through all aspects of the probate administration.     

Probate Administration

Probate, simply defined is the transfer of ownership to heirs and beneficiaries, as well as payments to creditors of a decedent, which is all overseen by a Probate Court. This process is timely and requires multiple filings with the Probate Court. Our attorneys can manage all of the details of the Probate proceedings with compassion and professionalism. 

The probate administration process begins by preparing a petition to have the personal representative or executor appointed. Our attorneys will then advise and support the representative in navigating through the probate process by preparing an inventory of the estate’s assets, monitoring creditor claims, and petitioning the court for preliminary and final distribution of the estate’s assets. Our attorneys will ensure that the fiduciary duties of the personal representative or executor have been properly carried out.