Probate and Estate Administration
Mourning for a loved one is hard enough. Serving as an executor as well can be overwhelming. If you face probate court, you need a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you make the right decisions. At the Law Offices of Lisa Hagenauer, we have assisted many families with the administration of their loved ones' estates. If you need to probate a will or administer an estate, contact the Law Offices of Lisa Hagenauer to discuss your options with an insightful attorney.
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We offer assistance throughout the probate process. We open the estate so that the court may appoint an executor or administrator. We provide certain notices to creditors and beneficiaries as required by law. We assist executors who face will contests and family infighting. We also assist potential heirs who wish to contest a will. If there is a concern about the executor, estate administrator, or trust administrator, we can request court supervision and accounting. We make sure that creditors are paid and often are able to negotiate amounts owed to a creditor. We distribute the assets of the estate either by statute or according to the will. After all matters are addressed and resolved, we close the estate.
Because most of our probate clients have never been to court before, we simplify the process for them. At every step, we keep them up to date, making sure that they understand the status of their loved one's estate. For an executor, having qualified legal help is essential to keeping the probate process as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
Contact a Grand Rapids, Michigan, probate attorney for an initial consultation.