Any time someone passes away, they leave behind mourning family, friends, and other loved ones. They also leave behind the need for their estate or trusts to be distributed through the legal process of probate and trust administration.
Often, an adult child or close friend is named the executor of an estate or the fiduciary of the trust—the representative trusted with carrying out the desires of the decedent described in their estate planning documents. Being named as the fiduciary or executor can place an additional level of stress as the estate representative now needs to understand and handle the legal aspect of the estate administration while also coping with the loss of their loved one and caring for the rest of their family.
If you have been named as a personal representative, executor, fiduciary, or trustee of a loved one’s estate, you deserve the guidance of an experienced probate attorney who can guide you through the probate administration process as efficiently and effectively as possible so you can focus on your own healing.