The death of a loved one can be a difficult, complex, and emotional time, and few surviving family members want to deal with the resulting legal issues more than is necessary. However, these situations will quite likely arise, and one of the most common processes that may come up is known as estate administration. Estate administration is an attorney-managed process which allows certain assets of the deceased to be both managed and distributed to intended beneficiaries.
Certain assets may be excluded from the estate administration process. In addition to this, disputes among the heirs may arise that will need the assistance of a Virginia estate planning attorney who is well-versed in the laws and can offer compassionate legal guidance during the grieving process.
An estate administration can bring about a variety of unique challenges, and is different for every situation. Each client is unique, and every family is different.
The costs involved and duration of the process can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, including:
In addition to this, if an objection to the will is brought about by one of the heirs, the time and cost of the entire process could rise substantially.
With so many factors involved and time and money at stake, it is critical to have an experienced team of Virginia estate planning and probate lawyers handling your affairs. At Johnson, Gasink & Baxter, LLP, we have more than 40 years of combined legal experience, and are dedicated to helping you resolve this legal matter in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible.