Estate administration deals with handling of an estate after the owner has passed away.
There are very strict and complicated laws that govern estate administration, and these may vary from state to state. I
State laws continually change to reduce the complexities of estate administration.
The best way to ensure that your estate is distributed according to your desires is to specify your wishes through a will and with careful estate planning with your attorney.
Working with a qualified and experienced attorney will help ensure that you have access to the current laws and trends regarding probate and estate law.
If there is no will, or if it is being disputed, the estate will be taken to probate court.
Probate court hearings may be either formal or informal. The probate court proceedings will be focused on finding someone who will take charge of the estate or who will be a personal representative of the estate. The person who is selected by the court to be the personal representative is the executor of the estate.
Often the court will look to immediate family members or the spouse, however any individual can be appointed, and sometimes a bank may be selected to be executor. t’s also possible to have more than one executor or personal representative,
To be sure your wishes will be fulfilled after your death, seek the counsel of an experienced estate attorney.