Estate Administration includes acting as an Executor under a will and acting as an Administrator appointed by the Court when adeceased person dies without a will. In both cases, the process is often challenging and complex.
An Executor or Administrator must be careful and scrupulous, ensuring that they adhere to all their duties at law. If they do not, they may face personal financial liability to creditors or the government. An Executor or Administrator should obtain competent representation by a lawyer who knows the complexities of estate administration law so that they can avoid such liability.
The PLLR team has years of experience helping people administer both simple and complex estates, including obtaining Probate/Letters of Administration, passing of accounts, distribution of estate assets and Executor/Trustee remuneration.
Responsibilities Of Administering An Estate
An estate administrator has many potential tasks upon the testator’s death. Depending on the circumstances, those tasks may include:
- Confirming the will is the testator’s final will
- Probating the will
- Notifying beneficiaries and providing them with copies of the will
- Protecting estate assets
At PLLR Lawyers, the firm’s estate lawyers are dedicated to providing personal service to clients. Our experienced counsel can give you the guidance you require to properly administer an estate. Administering wills or trusts can be challenging. Legal advice can help. To schedule a consultation with the firm‘s estate administration lawyers in Richmond, call 604-276-2765. The firm can also be contacted online.