Estate and Trust Administration
If a family member or loved one recently passed away and you discover that they’ve appointed you as the Executor of their Estate or Trustee of their Trust, you may be overwhelmed. You’ve probably heard someone talk about probate and know that it somehow involves the court, but you don’t know where to start. Atlantic Law can assist you in navigating through this seemingly daunting task.
Atlantic Law will help you to understand the process of administering an estate or trust, beginning with a review of the Last Will and Testament, Trust Agreement, and the Code of Virginia through the final distribution of assets. We assist Executors, Administrators, and Trustees to properly administer the estate or trust, keep in line with the law, and communicate with (sometimes difficult) beneficiaries. We also provide you with guidance and support in the qualification and bonding process, the preparation and filing of required inventory, accountings, & tax returns, and the disposition of real estate. Lastly, Atlantic Law will assist you with the court process necessary to protect yourself from personal liability and from creditors.