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Probate and Administration of Estates

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tough enough.  Dealing with legal issues that may arise with the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming and administering the estates and trusts left behind can present many questions.  Let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., guide you through all steps of the process.

At the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., we assist clients with all aspects of probates and estate administrations.  If a loved one has passed, you may face many questions including: Is the will valid?  How will the bills be paid?  How will the funeral expenses be paid?  What will happen with the bank accounts, real estate, stocks, pensions and 401k plans of the deceased?

Probating Estates

Probate is the process by which a deceased person's will is declared valid.  While effective estate planning can help you avoid probate altogether, probating a will is often required.  It is only after the will is admitted to probate and proved that it can govern how the testator's estate is administered and the property is distributed to her beneficiaries.

Whether you are responsible for probating a will, or contemplating contesting the probate of a will, the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., can assist you in your time of need.

Estate Administrations

In some instances, your loved one may have died intestate, without a will.  They may not have left a will indicating their last wishes, or their will may have been lost or destroyed.  In such cases, your loved one's assets will be distributed in accordance with the laws of intestacy.

Let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., help you determine how this impacts the distribution of your loved one's estate.

For a free consultation and to discuss your legal needs, please contact us today.