Estate Administration Lawyers Serving Summerville
Guiding Clients Through the Probate Process in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties
When your loved one passes away, their estate will have to go through a process called probate. This term simply refers to the court process of administering an estate and making sure the decedent's property is properly managed and distributed to the correct beneficiaries.
In certain cases involving trusts, no court involvement is necessary. In other cases involving wills, there may be minimal court involvement. When there is no will, the court will be more involved in the administration of the estate.
PMC Law Firm has a team of experienced lawyers and paralegals who are dedicated solely to dealing with probate related issues, from administration to litigation. Our lawyers also have a very detailed blog where you can find answers to some of the most common issues related to this area of law.
FAQ: Estate Administration
Question #1: What is the information to heirs and devisees form?
A: This document serves as a notification to interested parties that the estate is opened and a personal representative has been appointed. It also includes the address of the court to assist you if you are interested in what has been or will be filed. It does not necessarily mean that you will benefit from the estate; it is intended to serve as an informant. If you've received this document and have questions or concerns that aren't being answered by the personal representative, it's wise to consult an attorney so you don't give up any of your rights by waiting too late.
Question #2: How long does the probate process take?
A: The answer depends on the assets involved, but it usually takes a year and often longer to begin and complete the entire probate process. Our blog has a great explanation of the process, exceptions and more.
Question #3: How much does it cost for your firm to handle an estate?
A: An estate administration consult costs $80 for up to one hour of an attorney's time. This is a great chance to get basic questions answered and determine if you need further legal assistance. There is no obligation to hire us at the end of the consult. At the conclusion of the consult, the attorney will do their best to assess costs based on the facts discussed. The majority of our estate administration clients wish they'd hired us sooner as the costs were much less than expected and often helped them save thousands in money owed to creditors.
We Are Ready to Put Our Skills to Work for You
If you need help with estate administration matters in Summerville, then you need to reach out to our lawyers at PMC Law Firm so we can walk you through each step of the legal process to make sure your rights and interest are fully protected. Our seasoned legal professionals will gladly answer all of your questions and make sure you understand your options under the law.
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