Help With A Difficult Legal Process
For most people, estate administration and probate are complicated, challenging legal processes. Further, for estate administrators and executors, the process is marked with potential legal problems. Failure to handle an estate properly can be disastrous, and for potential beneficiaries or executors, it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can advise you of your rights and walk you through the process to make sure your interests are protected.
At the Herbert Machnik Law Firm, we understand that this is a difficult time for you. Our goal is to assist you through the administration process, cut through the red tape, properly and expertly counsel you on your legal requirements and reduce your stress. Our initial meeting is designed to allow for you to ask questions and get to know us before you make the decision to hire us. At this initial meeting, we will discuss the administration process as it applies to both the legal requirements and to your specific circumstances. Our goal will be to outline the administration process and educate you on how we can assist in a way that makes sense for you and reduces your stress.
The Estate Administration Process Explained
Estate administration (oftentimes involving the court-administered probate process) and trust administration are necessary but unpleasant and emotional tasks that are left to us after the death of loved ones. Managing court applications and petitions, handling paperwork, contacting the right people and companies, managing assets and funds, keeping family members informed and managing their expectations – all while trying to follow the legal requirements and laws – can be overwhelming responsibilities.
With offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson, Michigan, we are here to provide professional legal service marked by personal attention and responsiveness throughout the estate administration process. At Herbert Machnik Law Firm, we make it simple for you.
When Disputes Arise
One of the most challenging aspects of estate administration is the possibility of legal disputes. Our attorneys handle estate dispute mediation and litigation. We help clients resolve probate disputes through mediation whenever possible to avoid the time, stress and cost of courtroom litigation. But when cases cannot be resolved outside of court, our attorneys are prepared to litigate for our clients.