Ready To Assist In A Family’s Time Of Need
The ideal time to call a lawyer for help settling an estate is immediately after the death of a family member. A husband, wife, parent or child of the deceased person may feel overwhelmed by the emotional and practical aspects of a death in the family. They may prefer to wait before talking to an attorney.
However, there are compelling reasons to get in touch with a probate lawyer sooner rather than later, even as the family goes through the grieving process.
At Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, P.C., we assist family members after a death has occurred, without disturbing the family gatherings that naturally occur during this time. We can advise clients on which bank accounts they can access, for example. We can provide information at the pace that family members are ready to receive it on topics such as:
- Estate inventories
- Nuts and bolts of trust administration
- When and how the probate court processes should begin
- What to do about selling real estate
- Management of disputes that may arise, such as will contests, fiduciary litigation involving trusts, business succession complications and disputes over property not specifically designated in a will
Our probate attorneys assist personal representatives (executors) and trustees in carrying out their administrative and distribution duties. We can help ensure a timely distribution of assets, with full compliance with all legal requirements, such as notifying creditors, filing death certificates and final income tax returns, and meeting probate court timelines.
Contact Our Firm About Settling An Estate Or Contesting A Will
Our experienced estate planning and probate attorneys have been assisting residents of Golden, Colorado, and the surrounding areas for decades. We are well-equipped to work with you as an out-of-state personal representative responsible for administering the estate of your Colorado resident family member. Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, P.C., welcomes your inquiry. Contact us at 303-552-2615 or by email through this website to request a consultation.