Helping clients settle estates since 1998
When you have just lost a loved one, thinking about administering the estate can seem unbearable. At Brightwell Elder and Probate Law, we walk you through the process. Probate, sometimes referred to as estate administration, includes:
- Opening the estate
- Transferring authority of the estate to an executor
- Paying the estate’s debts, taxes and other fees
- Confirming that the decedent’s will is legally sound
- Distributing the remaining assets among beneficiaries
- Closing the estate
This responsibility can involve a great deal of work, especially for an estate with significant assets. Louisville probate lawyer Bruce Brightwell explains executor duties clearly, and he is also available to serve as an executor to an estate.
Responsibilities of the executor
The executor is in charge of completing and filing all the paperwork, managing expenses on behalf of the estate, and distributing the property to heirs. Our probate law firm ensures that you have all the information you need to proceed, including deadlines and how to file your documents.
Probate litigation and will disputes
Unlike many other Louisville probate attorneys, Bruce is ready and willing to represent clients in probate litigation. This arises when one of the beneficiaries disputes the legality of the will and the measures taken during probate. Bruce’s background in commercial litigation provides him the courtroom demeanor and eloquence to uphold your position during a time of strong emotions and stress.
Contact an experienced New Albany and Louisville probate attorney today
Our firm provides informed legal guidance in estate planning matters from draft through probate in Louisville, KY, as well as Jeffersonville & New Albany, IN. For experienced legal guidance, call 812-542-0007 or contact Brightwell Elder and Probate Law online today.