Navigating your way through the daunting and complex Trust & Estate Administration process can be time consuming and exhausting; Long & Long, LLC is here to guide you through the process and assist you in honoring your loved one's wishes. Whether you're handling Our attorneys remain up-to-date with the latest developments in estate taxation, probate and Medicaid issues to help our clients settle the final affairs of their loved ones. The knowledge, experience and attention to detail our attorneys provide allows you to avoid common pitfalls in the administration process and bring it to timely and worry-free conclusion. Whether you're just beginning the process, or have already started and are finding you're in over your head, give us a call to speak to one of our highly qualified attorneys today.
Despite the importance of having a Will, many people in Pennsylvania still die without one. The same situation can arise if the deceased had a Will, but it was lost or is ultimately determined to be invalid. When no valid Will can be found, a deceased person’s property must still be distributed and their final affairs resolved. This is done through the estate administration process.
Our estate administration attorneys at Long & Long, LLC help clients manage the estate, provide the required notices to potential beneficiaries, handle any claims against the estate, file tax returns and other required documents and ultimately distribute the estate property.
Probate is the court-supervised process of validating a deceased person’s Will and carrying out its instructions. It begins with the Will being presented to the Register of Wills in the appropriate county for authentication. Once the Will is deemed authentic, the Register issues letters to the executor that give him or her authority to act as the personal representative of the deceased and manage the estate. If you have recently lost a loved one, selling their home or distributing their belongings is the last thing on your mind. Facing the probate process without qualified legal counsel can be confusing and cause monetary loss for the beneficiaries. Our probate and estate attorneys pay close attention to each estate our clients entrust to us and help ensure the probate process proceeds in an orderly and timely fashion.
A Trust can be a very useful legal tool in asset protection, but requires attention to detail and dedication in administering. Trust administration starts with mandatory notice to all beneficiaries and the settlors’ heirs and calculating the value of the Trust for tax purposes, which can be complicated.
Our team of Attorneys can assist with all steps of the Trust administration process ensuring the the terms of the Trust are followed correctly and the assests dispered accordingly. We provide decades of experience and knowledge to our clients that you can be confident in.