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Resolving Your Estate Administration And Probate Needs

When a loved one passes on, finding a balance between mourning their loss and settling their estate needs can be challenging. Without experienced guidance through the administration and probate processes, it can take months or longer to resolve, and cost you considerably along the way. Instead of trying to get through these challenges on your own, rely on the guidance of a skilled Texas legal team.

At Sullivan, Klocke, Evans & Goenawein, P.C., we have more than 74 years of combined experience helping clients through delicate legal matters, including estate administration and probate. As we represent our clients, we work closely with them to ensure we are doing everything to help them resolve their issues swiftly and effectively.

The Differences Between Estate Administration And Probate

People often hear the terms “probate” and “estate administration” used in combination, but they are different from one another. Estate administration is a process of settling someone’s estate after their passing, and probate is one step of that process. Probate grants someone the legal authority to administer an estate and deal with all the details in the process.

What We Can Do For You

Estate administration is more than giving our assets to beneficiaries. We can take on the lion’s share of this work while you process the loss of your loved one and tend to the needs of yourself and your family. We take it upon ourselves to manage tasks and responsibilities, including:

  • Gathering an inventory of the estate
  • Getting a valuation of significant assets
  • Cancelling any utilities and accounts in the decedent’s name
  • Alerting any relevant accounts of the passing
  • Notifying beneficiaries of the passing
  • Paying remaining debts from the estate
  • Settling any tax obligations from the estate
  • Distributing the assets to beneficiaries
  • Settling any litigation disputes

When someone passes on, utilities, banks and other businesses are not likely to approach you with what you need to do. Part of our role as your legal representation is to track down all the obligations that need our attention and settle things as quickly and accurately as possible.

Let Us Help You Settle Things

If you need help navigating the probate and estate administration after a loved one has passed on, let us be the ones who guide you through it. Call our office at 972-854-7553 or email us to schedule your initial consultation today.