Administration of an Oregon Decedent's Estate
Eugene Probate Attorney
Usually a deceased person will have named someone to administer his or her affairs after death, such as an executor. If they have not named an executor, then the probate court will appoint a personal representative to manage and settle the estate. The administration of a decedent's estate involves various tasks which must be accomplished through probate. Because many of these tasks and procedures require an understanding of Oregon probate law, it is best to retain the services of a competent probate attorney if you have been named as a personal representative or administrator of a decedent's estate in Eugene. It is strongly urged that you contact the Eugene probate attorney at the firm for the legal assistance needed. With his help, you will be able to complete a probate smoothly and with as little stress as possible.
The Responsibilities of an Estate Administrator
The administration of a decedent's estate through probate requires that the personal representative or executor collect and pay all debts, claims, and taxes owed by the estate, collect all monies, dividends or other income due the estate, collect, value, and provide an inventory to the probate court of all assets and property of the estate, including real estate, stocks and bonds, bank accounts, cash, retirement funds, insurance policies, vehicles, art collections, and any other valuable assets, settle any disputes involving the estate, and distribute or transfer the remaining property in the estate to the heirs or beneficiaries.
The personal representative needs the probate court's permission to pay fees to himself or his attorney, to make a preliminarily distribution of property to heirs and beneficiaries, and to close the estate. For assistance with any aspect of administering a decedent's estate in your family, it is recommended that you speak with the Eugene probate lawyer at the firm. Attorney John Willington focuses his practice on probate law in Eugene.
For legal help with the administration of a decedent's estate in Eugene,
contact the Eugene Probate Lawyer
at the firm today.