Estate Administration Attorneys in Salisbury
Implementing Estate Plans for Our Clients
Assuming your estate plan accounts for certain matters that affect you while you’re still alive, most of your plan needs to be implemented upon your death. Needless to say, you will not be able to ensure things go according to plan, but our attorneys at Hearne & Bailey, P.A. can.
Founded in 1914, our first has more than a century’s worth of experience when it comes to estate administration. Our methods and dedication to performing in the best interests of our clients have been handed down to new generations of attorneys throughout the years, but you can rest assured that a Hearne & Bailey, P.A. estate administration lawyer in Salisbury will have your best interests in mind.
What We Can Do for You
If you are concerned about administering an estate, chances are you are an executor, administrator, or trustee to that estate. In any of these positions, you hold an important role in making sure that various actions are taken place. Not only is your role important, however, but it carries with it an incredible amount of liability – making a mistake at any time can make you vulnerable to a lawsuit.
Our estate administration attorneys in Salisbury can provide the legal oversight you need during this process to ensure your liability is protected.
We can help you assist with various important tasks, such as:
- Identifying and gathering all assets and property belonging to an estate
- Notify creditors that an account for the estate is open
- Pay off any debts owed by the deceased with estate funds
- Prepare a final tax return
- Pay a final tax bill with estate funds
- Distribute remaining assets and property to beneficiaries, according to the deceased’s wishes
The above breakdown gives you an idea of what you’ll be responsible for, but it doesn’t quite do the reality justice. Estate administration cannot be accomplished in one or even several weekends of work. It is an important and laborious process that can take 12-18 months to complete.
Having a Hearne & Bailey, P.A. attorney help you through the process can reduce the amount of time it takes to properly administer an estate and give you the reassurance that everything was done correctly.
Since 1914, Hearne & Bailey, P.A. has been helping generations of clients near the Eastern Shore of Maryland with estate-related matters. Whether it’s been estate planning, administration, oir litigation, we’ve been there to provide the legal assistance people knew they could rely on for more than 100 years.
A lot has changed in a century, but our dedication to our clients hasn’t. If you’re ready to find out what it’s like to work with a Hearne & Bailey, P.A. attorney, reach out to us to schedule your consultation.
Fill out our online contact form today and tell us you’re interested in meeting with an attorney to learn more about our services.