Guiding Estates With Efficiency And Effectiveness
Probate is the legal process under which courts oversee the distribution of an estate. Depending on the circumstances, probate can be long, complex and contentious. Mistakes can lead to delays, incorrect distributions and in some cases, liability for the estate administrator.
Handling Estate Distribution With Knowledge And Foresight
Let McCoy Fatula, APC, guide you through the probate process, whether you are the administrator of an estate or have questions about your rights as a beneficiary.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in estate administration, probate law, estate planning and litigation. We are a solutions-oriented firm that looks to resolve issues favorably and efficiently for our clients.
Our capabilities include:
- Estate administration/probating a will
- Will and trust contests
- Trust administration
- Executor representation
- Beneficiary representation
A Diverse Legal Background Put To Your Benefit
McCoy Fatula, APC, is well-versed in estate planning, business transactions and litigation, and family law. This extensive knowledge serves our clients well in the probating and litigation of an estate. We understand that business succession can become complex, and that divorce, remarriage and other family issues can lead to arguments about distribution. Through it all, we have the knowledge to best represent our clients’ interests through all probate proceedings.
Probate Administration For Executors
Probate can be a complex legal process. You can expect it to go on for at least eight months to a year, provided there are no complications. If there is a mistake or complicating factors, there can be significant consequences, including legal liability and other potential problems. Our experienced probate lawyers can help you through the process, ensuring that the estate is distributed according to the wishes of the deceased and minimizing the length of time you need to spend in probate proceedings.
Looking To Avoid Probate?
There are many reasons to avoid probate, including the desire to have as many of your assets remain as private as possible. At McCoy Fatula, APC, we can help you draft an estate plan that minimizes or eliminates the need for probate. The use of revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, payable-on-death designations and other methods can more quickly distribute assets.