About Estate Administration

A will contest can result in a significant delay in the distribution of a loved one's assets, and can also be expensive. The costs of a will contest are paid out of the estate, which may significantly deplete the available funds. If you are concerned that a will may be subject to a will contest, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced probate and estate administration attorney.

There are estate planning methods that can be used to help keep property out of probate court. Depending upon the techniques used for transferring assets outside of probate, there may be other legal concerns to take into account. If you have questions about your estate plan or about avoiding probate, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an estate planning attorney to learn about straightforward solutions that will work for you.

If you are the executor of an estate, you face substantial legal and financial responsibilities. You must open the estate, collect and inventory assets, collect debts owed to the estate, distribute assets to the beneficiaries, and close the estate. Any mistake in performing any of these steps may not only delay the probate procedure, but also could cause legal problems for you. If you are an executor, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an attorney experienced in probate and estate administration who can help you navigate the probate process.

The probate process can be lengthy ? and costly. If you are concerned that your estate will be bogged down in the probate process, you need to act now to keep your estate out of probate. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an attorney who knows probate and estate administration law to learn more about the possible methods to keep your estate out of probate.

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At the Probate Law Center, PC, I represent individuals throughout the southern St. Louis metro area, including Clayton, Affton, Arnold, Sunset Hills, High Ridge, Eureka, Fenton, Ballwin, Shrewsbury, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Washington, Augusta, Cedar Hill, Dittmer, Pacific, Creve Couer, Union, Chesterfield, Wild Wood, Manchester, Town and Country, Webster Groves, and Kirkwood; and in St. Louis County, Jefferson County and Franklin County.