Approaching Your Loved One’s Final Affairs Can Seem Daunting
After losing a loved one, the task of administering their estate can seem impossible when you are struggling with grief, anger or despair. The emotional turbulence that can come with the loss of a loved one can show up in unexpected ways. Despite your state of mind and heart, there are obligations to finalize your loved one’s affairs that cannot wait for someone to address them. When you have to deal with the estate administration process, why not seek the help of someone you can trust?
I am Larry Scott Auerbach, Esquire, a Pennsylvania probate and estate administration attorney. I have more than 40 years of experience helping clients address their loved one’s final affairs and acting to ensure their final wishes are met.
Get The Legal Help You Need
Grief takes on many forms when a loved one dies. It is best to get the legal help you need sorting through the legal process of closing out your loved one’s final affairs, whether they had an estate plan with a will or trust or nothing at all.
Not every estate will go through probate in Pennsylvania. For example, some assets with an assigned beneficiary will pass directly to the named beneficiary such as life insurance policies, annuities, retirement accounts, certain types of bank accounts and some types of real estate ownership.
When there is no will or trust, Pennsylvania’s intestate estate laws can be confusing; family members may become frustrated or demanding when they do not understand the process. There are many duties and responsibilities that an experienced lawyer can help you understand and address in a timely manner.
Even if there is no will or trust for your loved one, I can help you explore the best path to handle the administration of their estate, including:
- Closing accounts
- Notifying policyholders and utilities
- Valuation of assets
- Notifying beneficiaries
- Paying remaining bills and debts
- Filing final tax returns
- Distributing assets
- Settling any other matters
Probate and estate administration can be daunting without the help of an experienced lawyer. My goal once I become your legal representative is to help you understand the process, clearly communicate with family and other interested parties and close your loved one’s estate with meticulous attention to all the details that matter.
Let My Skill Be Your Peace Of Mind
When you try to settle estate administration and probate needs on your own, the process may take longer than you expect. Schedule a consultation at my Abington office by calling 267-627-8092 or emailing me here.