Navigating Probate And Estate Administration
Many individuals believe that the probate process is stressful and frightening. Often, this is because of stories they have heard, the advice they have been given, or even their own personal bad experiences with the administration process in the past. However, estate and probate administration does not have to be an overwhelming process.
With more than 25 years of combined experience, the Costello Law Group, an estate planning law firm based in Towson, Maryland, has the skill and knowledge necessary to guide you through probate and estate administration in a cost-effective and timely manner. Their experienced attorneys are committed to client service and are always accessible to answer questions and address your concerns.
Probate administration can take an emotional toll on families and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The Costello Law Group understands how difficult this time can be. Their compassionate attorneys are committed to making the process as smooth as possible and will walk you through every step with sound advice and personal attention.
More Than 25 Years Of Experience
Representing Clients In Baltimore And Nationwide
What Is Probate?
Probate is the legal process of a court administering the estate of a person who has died, during which they settle any outstanding affairs and oversee the distribution of any remaining property.
Steps In The Administration Of An Estate
The rules that govern probate can be complicated and often make the process seem more complex than it is. After determining whether there is a valid will and who was named the executor of a will, probate administration usually includes:
- Identifying the estate’s assets
- Paying any debts or taxes owed by the estate
- Pursuing any claims for payments owed to the estate
- Distributing remaining assets
The Costello Law Group works closely with the executor or personal representative of an estate, helping them manage probate administration from beginning to end. They have extensive experience addressing a wide range of tax, title and creditor issues that often arise during estate administration.
Easing The Time After A Loss
If you have recently lost a loved one, reach out to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our probate lawyers to discuss your concerns. You can set up an appointment by sending a message online or calling our office at 410-832-8800 or toll-free at 877-418-0003.