Probate and Estate Administration

When someone passes away, the great task of administering their estate falls upon their loved ones. Our attorneys have a great deal of experience walking families through the estate administration process from start to finish and would be glad to assist you.

Generally speaking, the estate administration process happens in five phases:

  1. Opening the Estate, including probating the Will;
  2. Marshalling and securing assets;
  3. Ascertaining and paying liabilities;
  4. Distributing assets to beneficiaries; and
  5. Finalizing the Estate.

As with most things in life, the devil is in the details; the items that need to be addressed in each phase are determined by the facts of each particular estate.

Through the process is overwhelming, Costanzo & Russom Law Group can provide you a detailed outline of the process, streamline and executed the tasks that need to be performed to administer the estate, and help you make distributions to the beneficiaries while protecting you from inadvertently exposing yourself personally.