The estate administration duties that must be done after a person passes away can sometimes be complex. Trying to determine what debts must be paid and in what order, handling tax returns and finding assets and heirs can all be hard to do when the emotions from the loss are still so raw.
When you are trying to create your estate plan, make sure that you take those factors into account. Your estate administrator needs to be someone who will be able to handle those tasks, even when he or she is dealing with your death. We know that this can be something difficult to think about, but making sure that the person you choose is ready to take care of matters might help.
Having the discussion with the person you are naming in your estate plan might give him or her the chance to find out what duties he or she will have to do so he or she can be better prepared. This can lessen the stress they might feel during a time that is already stressful.
For the people who are asked to be estate administrators, knowing that help is available can sometimes help. We are here to help your loved ones work through the challenges that come with handling your affairs when you are gone.
While many estates go through the probate process without any trouble, there are some that require extra attention. We will help them take care of these matters in the most efficient manner possible. Hopefully, this will enable them to work through their emotions and learn how to move on with life.