Talk To An Attorney About Your Probate Administration Needs in Columbus, Delaware, and Greater Central Ohio

If you've been named Executor in a Will then you learn very quickly that it can be an overwhelming process.  If your loved one died without a Will then someone may have to open an estate at the local probate court and get appointed as Administrator of the estate.  The terms "Administrator" and "Executor" are often used interchangeably, but "Executor" refers to a person appointed in a Will and "Administrator" refers to the person appointed to administer the estate by the Probate Court for a person who died without a Will.

The basic purpose of the Executor is to carry out the wishes of the person who died and left behind the Will (this person is called the "decedent") as those wishes are documented in the Will.  The things that need to be done are to find all the assets of the decedent, find all the debts, pay off the legitimate debts, and distribute the assets to the beneficiaries.  What can make this process difficult is figuring out where all the assets are, selling those assets to turn the value into cash, or otherwise transferring the asset to the appropriate beneficiary.  There are certain applications and letters of authority that have to be made at the Probate Court in order to transfer and sell certain types of assets.

The Executor Can (And Usually Does) Hire An Attorney To Help With All The Paperwork At the Probate Court

Being an Executor of an estate is a hard job.  That's why most Executors hire an attorney to help let them know what needs to be done and to draft the filings.  Attorney fees in Central Ohio are paid out of the estate at the end of the estate administration process.  Usually what you would do is take a copy of the Will to meet with your local probate administration attorney.  The attorneys at Harris & Engler can take it from there and let you know what needs to be done every step of the way.  

Attorneys For Estate and Probate Administration

The attorneys at Harris & Engler have offices in Columbus, Ohio, and they represent Executors and Administrators in Franklin and Delaware Counties.  If you've been tasked with being the Executor of an estate, then you may need some help.  The attorneys at Harris & Engler are here to help and youc an speak to a probate administration attorney today by calling (614) 610-9988.
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