Personalized Legal Services When You Need It Most

The loss of a loved one can have a dramatic emotional and financial impact on all of the surviving family members. With the help of a skilled estate administration lawyer, you can navigate the legal process quickly and efficiently — and allow yourself the time necessary to grieve.

At Robinson and Lauterbach, Attorneys At Law, PLLC, our lawyers have extensive experience guiding clients through the estate administration process. We understand the legal complexities you are facing and will work hard to reduce your stress while providing the personal service you need.

What Does The Estate Administration Process Entail?

Even with a comprehensive estate plan in place, there might be challenges after a loved one passes away. With the help of an experienced Gastonia attorney, you can proceed through the estate administration process in an efficient manner. The process can involve:

  • Proving that the most recent will is legally valid
  • Identifying and locating beneficiaries
  • Paying debts
  • Filing the final state and federal tax returns
  • Collecting money owed to the estate
  • Distributing assets and property as directed by the estate plan

In some situations, estate litigation might become necessary. Someone might challenge the validity of a will (often called a will contest) or claim that the executor is not acting in the best interests of the estate.

Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Attorney

If you have lost a loved one, it is wise to take the time to consult with an attorney. In Gaston County or throughout North Carolina, call us at 980-989-1174 or complete our online contact form.