Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Estate Administration Lawyer
Losing a family member is tough under any circumstances. But if you have been left to manage the assets of an estate you bear an additional burden. Estate administration can be highly complex, adding additional stress during an already difficult time. After the loss of a loved one, you need competent counsel to guide you through the complex process of administering your loved one's estate.
Estate administration, sometimes including probate, is the legal process of settling the affairs of an estate after a person's death. It includes paying off estate or trust debts, winding up businesses and transferring remaining estate or trust properties into the hands of beneficiaries.
At Willis Law, we represent individuals and fiduciaries throughout the estate administration process. Our estate administration attorneys also act in the capacity of trustee and personal representative for our clients' estates if they choose.
Protecting Estate Assets in West Michigan and Beyond
We provide full-service representation to families who need assistance with estate administration. We counsel fiduciaries about their obligations and rights during the process and also settle issues related to the following:
- Settling the estate to maximize the property available to beneficiaries
- Administration of large, complex estate plans
- Preparation of federal estate tax return and performing postmortem tax planning
Whether an estate plan is clear and concise or there are significant assets not defined in a will, we can work with you to make sure the state cannot seize property that rightfully belongs to beneficiaries. We have a thorough understanding of estate and probate laws and will work to protect your rights throughout the estate administration process.
To learn more about our estate administration services, contact us today for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.Click here for a Free Consultation today