At Marks Elder Law we remain committed to serving you and meeting your legal needs promptly – more than ever in these demanding times. Our office is again open for any work that can’t be effectively done remotely, including meeting with clients (though we still use videoconferencing, phone and email as well)
Having up-to-date estate planning arrangements in the form of Powers of Attorney and Wills, at least, is crucial to peace of mind as well as actual preparedness. You may benefit from taking your planning a step further with a Revocable Trust, and some families absolutely need Special Needs Trust type planning for any family member with a disability.
If you are headed toward expensive long-term care such as in a nursing home, you must seek expert advice to protect yourself, your assets and your family. With the right advice, long-term care patients and their families get a much, much better bottom line result. We can help you protect your assets.
Finally, if a loved one has died, we also provide expert assistance to help you wind up their affairs and administer their estate. These are some ways in which we at MARKS ELDER LAW may be able to help you. Please keep reading, and call or email today.
Providing Support After A Loved One’s Death
An estate is all of the assets, property and liabilities of a person who has passed away. After your loved one has passed away, there’s a burden of uncertainty that can be overwhelming to your family. Since many estates require complicated procedures, court filings and tax returns, dealing with all of these requirements can be hard to navigate on your own.
At Marks Elder Law, our Pittsburgh probate and estate administration lawyers can act on your behalf to administer or help administer the estate. With more than 40 years of experience, we have significant knowledge of estate law and can properly handle your loved one’s affairs, with skill and empathy.
Making The Estate Administration Process Easier
After a person passes away, there are often many different aspects of their affairs to conclude. If they had a will, trust and/or estate plan in place to indicate who should be in charge and how their affairs should be handled, this makes the estate administration process easier.
An executor is a person who was named in a will to be in charge of an estate. If no executor is named or if an executor cannot serve, another person can be appointed, usually known as the administrator. When you choose our firm to help you administer the estate of your loved one, we will work with you or the appointed executor, administrator or other representatives of your estate.
Our firm can help with the following aspects of the process:
- Probate a will
- Secure the appointment of the executor or administrator
- Notify creditors/beneficiaries
- Gather inventory assets
- Sell what needs to be sold
- Pay expenses and debts
- Prepare and file required probate filings
- Prepare and file tax returns
- Account for estate transactions
- Distribute assets to recipients as required
Dedicated Support For The Estate Administration Process
The entire estate administration process can take a significant amount of time – sometimes more than a year – depending on how large and complicated the estate is. If there are any issues that require more resources to resolve, such as real estate to sell or a will contest, it can often take longer. At Marks Elder Law, we understand what you are going through. We know that estate administration is time-consuming and confusing. Choosing an empathetic, skilled Pittsburgh probate and estate administration attorney can make a difference in the outcome.
Call Our Office To Learn More About Probate And Estate Administration
If you have questions about how to manage and disburse a loved one’s estate, Marks Elder Law can provide clear answers. To schedule a free estate or probate consultation in our Pittsburgh office, call our firm at 412-415-7586 or send us an email.