If you have recently lost a loved one, you may be dealing with emotional pain in addition to the stress of your responsibility for the estate. If you are an executor or administrator of an estate, the attorneys of Godbey & Associates can assist you in navigating the challenges of probate and estate administration. We have been practicing estate law for more than 20 years.
What is probate? Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process generally includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes and distributing property to heirs.
Resolving Probate and Estate Issues With Skill
To make the probate or administration process as smooth and cost-effective as possible, it is important to have the services of an attorney who concentrates on estate law and truly understands both the big picture and the small details. At Godbey & Associates, we are well versed in all aspects of estate law, including:
- Uncontested estate administration, including cases that qualify for full administration, relief from administration and summary release from administration
- Will contests and inheritance disputes that call for the assistance of an attorney
- Probate litigation and contested probate cases
- Appointment and removal of executors of estates
- Identification of assets and debts
- Adoption and guardianships
- Rights of the beneficiary
- Estate tax matters
- Guardianship and conservatorship issues, including those that relate to elderly parents
Whether you need assistance in reviewing estate documents and weighing your options, or your situation requires knowledgeable representation in court, we can help.
Contact an Experienced Lebanon and Cincinnati Probate Lawyer
The Cincinnati, OH, estate administration lawyers of Godbey & Associates will work with you and your family to manage probate and estate administration issues as smoothly and cost-effectively as possible. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced probate and estate attorney who will evaluate your situation and help you understand your options.