League City Trust Administration & Probate Lawyer
Call The McNair Law Group, PLLC at (281) 784-3340
After a death in your family, the emotional stress can be devastating. Dealing with the additional anxiety of the legal system is not something you should undertake on your own. At The McNair Law Group, PLLC, we believe in offering all of our clients the compassionate assistance they need, no matter what they are facing. Our knowledge and insight into the legal process allows us to help you and your family not only prepare for the future with a carefully drafted estate plan, but also guide you through the trust administration and probate process after a loved one has passed away.
Call (281) 784-3340 to discuss your unique circumstances today.
The Probate Process
If your loved one passed with a will in place or no estate plan, the assets and property will have to go through the probate process. After all important paperwork and documents have been gathered, contact a League City probate attorney immediately. This is vital, as the deceased’s tax return is due within 9 months of the death and federal death taxes may need to be paid. You may also contact the decedent’s employer, insurance carrier, Social Security office, and/or Medicare program so they may begin to process death benefits, if applicable.
It is vital that you not change the title of any assets and to keep a record of everything to help expedite the probate.
When your loved one dies with a trust in place, the surviving family will go through the trust administration process. After all immediate family members have been contacted and funeral arrangements were made, the trust and all relevant important paperwork should be gathered. Like with probate, making an appointment with a League City trust administration lawyer as soon as possible is important to ensure you are not penalized by the IRS or other tax agency.
Again, do not change the title of any assets. In addition, allow the McNair Law Group, PLLC to help you navigate any legal issues or disputes. While trust administration is designed to be a more cost-effective and timely approach to post-death legal issues, the process can be complicated if the heirs disagree with the terms of the trust.
Let our firm provide you with the guidance you need. Call the McNair Law Group, PLLC at (281) 784-3340 or contact us online to schedule your initial appointment.