Probate and Estate Administration

Have you lost a loved one recently who had not prepared a will? Are you in need of guidance on the steps to probate a will or distribute your loved one’s estate? Probate refers to the process in which an individual’s last will and testament is validated by a court upon one’s passing. In most estates, an executor or administrator is appointed by the court and given the legal authority to administer the estate. Estate administration primarily involves the identification, collection, possible appraisal, and distribution of assets. The executor or administrator of an estate must also handle creditor claims and any will contests or estate disputes that arise.

When grieving over the loss of a loved one, the last thing you need is added worry about the legal process. I will work with you to help identify the most cost-effective way to handle your loved one’s estate. In certain circumstances, full estate administrations can even be avoided.

My probate and estate administration experience includes:

  • Applications for Probate
  • Muniments of Title
  • Lost Wills
  • Heirship Determinations
  • Small Estate Affidavits
  • Ancillary Probate Proceedings (for out-of-state decedents)
  • Will Contests and Disputes
  • Will Interpretations
  • Estate Administration and Distribution
  • Estate Taxes

To schedule a consultation, please call me at (713) 588-9550 or email me at