Areas of Practice
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
At Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C., our attorneys are experienced in the areas of probate estate administration and trust administration. We are familiar with the complex rules and requirements involved in the administration of a decedent’s estates. We handle all aspects of probate and estate administration, including meeting the statutory requirements for notices, inventories, annual accounts and reports, dealing with creditor claims, property appraisals, selling and distributing estate assets, and coordinating with an accountant on the preparation and filing all required income and estate tax returns.
We understand this is a difficult time for our clients and their families and we work very hard to help them through probate and estate administration as quickly and efficiently as possible. We counsel our clients on the most efficient course available to fit their situation, and guide them through the implementation, administration and winding up of probate administrations. In addition to our attorneys, we have experienced and qualified staff members available to provide personal assistance and support to our clients through this process. We also understand that issues can develop after a death that require negotiation or court action, including prosecuting or defending will contests. We represent beneficiaries in both the probate and trust context, helping them understand and enforce their rights.
We also represent trustees fiduciary capacity. We assist them in understanding the terms of the trust instrument and in carrying out their fiduciary duties. We advise our trustee clients on all aspects of trust, administration, including funding, accountings, distributions, and work with the accountant on necessary tax filings.
For assistance with any probate and estate administration, please contact: