Law Offices of Steven Smith

Aggressive Advocacy with Personal Service

Practice Areas

Wills and Estates

Probate

If you have been named executor of a will, you have many fiduciary duties you may not be aware of. Our office represents clients throughout the probate and estate administration process. We help clients through what can initially seem like a daunting legal and financial process in Probate Court.

We are here to work with the executor of the will.  Executors, who are frequently family members of the deceased and untrained in probate, estate, and trust law, need support and guidance in proper estate and trust administration. The executor is responsible for actions such as:

  • Gathering documents
  • Notifying heirs and beneficiaries
  • Valuation of property and assets
  • Paying the estate's debts
  • Distributing assets
  • Filing the will

Without an understanding of their legal responsibilities, it is easy to make mistakes and take missteps that can lead to claims by the beneficiaries of breach of fiduciary duty. If you are an executor, administrator or trustee seeking legal representation, call our office for a free consultation.

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