Handling Estate Administration And Other Probate Court Matters
Administering an estate can be complicated for those who are unfamiliar with the process. We can guide you through the process of administering an estate, and we can act as your advocate in any estate disputes.
At the Law Office of Susan Castleton Ryan, P.C., in Abington, we help personal representatives of wills navigate the estate administration process and represent clients in will disputes. We also assist our clients with other matters before the Probate Court. Let our team be your team for any type of estate administration or probate issue.
Why An Attorney Is Important For Probate
Probate is the process of declaring a decedent’s will valid, gathering and valuing the decedent’s assets, paying creditors, and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries. If the decedent had a will, it likely named a personal representative to handle the probate process. Even modest-sized estates can be challenging and may pose liability issues for the executor, which is why it is a smart idea to enlist the services of an experienced probate lawyer to guide you through the process.
Will Contests And Estate Disputes
The validity of a will may be challenged for a number of reasons. These include situations involving:
- Mistakes made during the probate process
- Questions regarding the validity of the will
- Undue influence on the testator (the person who wrote the will)
- Lack of mental capacity on the part of the testator when drafting or amending a will
In these cases, we represent personal representatives or people of standing who wish to challenge a will. We will act as your advocate and help ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.