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Estate Administration

Howard County Estate Administration Lawyers

Experienced in Estate Litigation and Administration

When a person dies in Maryland, a personal representative -- often referred to as the executor -- is given the task of settling the affairs of the estate. The personal representative may be a person named in the will. If the deceased did not have a will, the personal representative will be appointed by the probate court. The duties given to a personal representative can be challenging, especially during such an emotional time when grieving should be the first priority. Willis Law Firm, P.A., is here to help you through the process.

Contact us for more information about how we can help with the process of estate administration and probate. E-mail us or call us at 410-461-9400.

Based in Ellicott City, our law firm has more than 30 years of experience helping people overcome the most serious legal challenges. We are able to assist you with all estate administration tasks, including:

  • Preparing the documents for opening an estate
  • Inventory and valuation of assets
  • Managing the sale or liquidation of assets
  • Paying taxes and debts of the estate
  • Distributing remaining assets to heirs
  • Filing tax returns and probate documents

We will work closely with you. Not only do we want to help you achieve your goals and those set for your family, and to see that your loved one's final wishes are carried out, but we want to do so in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Disputes Over Estate Administration

During the estate administration process, disputes are not uncommon. Problems can arise over mistakes in wills, allegations of fraud, issues of undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty and more. Often, will contests, also known as caveats, and similar issues can lead to estate litigation. Our attorneys have the experience to handle these emotional disputes.

We can handle cases involving people being left out of wills, people exerting undue influence to get themselves special treatment in estate plans, people taking money from trusts improperly and more. We know how to sort through these complex matters to see that the true wishes of your deceased loved one are carried out.

Ready to Assist With Estate Administration

Contact us today for more information about how our team can assist with estate administration or litigation.