Careful planning and consideration given to the distribution of an estate can bring peace of mind. The firm, Shifman & Carlson, P.C. has been assisting clients with their estate planning needs since the firm was founded in 1963. We have the experience and expertise necessary to probate and administer estates, while ensuring that the legal wishes of the decedent are carried out as efficiently as possible. We are qualified to assist a personal representative in complying with required notices, publications and filings of pleadings and reports, as well as defending against challenges to wills. We are also experienced in the representation of Trustees, where a decedent has created a Trust to pass on his or her estate.
Our experienced attorneys can provide legal services throughout the probate process. The steps of probate may move quickly for a simple estate that is well planned and organized with specific instructions as to various distributions. Some estates are complex with intricate financial workings and require extensive unraveling in order get a clear picture and to enable probate actions to fulfill the desired wishes of the deceased. Matters to handle during probate can involve unpaid taxes, debts, sale of real and personal property, pets, and other issues. The attorneys with our firm possess the knowledge and understanding of the laws relating to probate administration.
While most probate matters are administrated relatively quickly and smoothly, others may be problematic. When heirs are dissatisfied with the intended wishes of the deceased, they may contest the will in court. Litigation can be costly and time consuming. We attempt to resolve differences through skilled negotiations, mediation, and other means. When it is necessary to litigate a matter, we have the means to represent large and complex probate cases. We offer high quality professional legal services and work closely with our clients.
We are a law firm with extensive experience in probate administration. Call Shifman & Carlson, P.C. today!
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