Probate & Estate Administration
Representing You In Estate Matters
Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets distributed upon his or her death. Estate administration includes the probate process as conducted by the Office of the Register of Wills as well as non-probate transfers of a decedent’s assets.
With more than 35 years of legal experience, the attorneys at Law Offices of Bonnie M. Benson, P.A., know how to handle a variety of probate and estate administration services for clients in Sussex and Kent Counties in Delaware. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you through the legal processes associated with the death of a loved one with compassion and caring.
We offer an initial consultation during which we explain the probate administration process and answer all of your questions concerning the estate in a straight forward manner.
Respectfully Carrying Out The Wishes Of The Decedent And Protecting Your Interests
Our probate services start with identifying, locating and gathering information concerning a decedent’s assets and assisting in the distribution of assets to the beneficiaries as determined by will, trust or by intestate succession. While the administration process may sound like a simple matter, it can often be cumbersome and complex or subject to dispute among family members. The Law Offices of Bonnie M. Benson, P.A., can assist in making the estate administration process more streamline and less burdensome and assure that the decedent’s estate planning wishes are fulfilled.
Knowledgeably Handling Estate Administration And Closing Matters
We work closely with the client charged with the duties of administering the estate and beneficiaries to make certain that all estate matters are handled timely and efficiently, including:
- Opening the estate and filing the will with the Office of the Register of Wills
- Distributing notices to beneficiaries and creditors of the estate
- Assist in the distribution of assets to beneficiaries
- Assure that all claims against the estate are paid
- File all necessary estate administration documents including the inventory and final accounting
- Assist in the sale of assets if necessary to pay off debts of the decedent
- Handle bequests to minor beneficiaries
You are not just another case file to us. We understand that you may be grieving a loss and dealing with difficult family issues. We care about your loss. We will see you through these difficult times.
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Our legal practice also includes:
- Estate planning
- Wills and trusts
- Medicaid planning
- Elder law
- Real estate law
- Business matters