Probate And Trust Administration

Attending to the final legal and financial details of a person’s life can be a difficult process, especially while grieving the loss of a loved one. If you are in the process of personal estate planning or will be acting as a representative to a loved one’s estate, it is wise to seek help from an experienced attorney.

In addition to estate planning, the Law Office of Kevin A. O’Brien is proud to offer probate and trust administration services. Our attorneys provide professional, compassionate and affordable assistance related to the probate and estate administration processes.

How Our Firm Can Help With The Probate Process

It is generally preferable to avoid probate, when possible. The probate process can be very tedious, detail-oriented and time-consuming for anyone who is not a lawyer. It requires a careful accounting of all of a decedent’s property and assets as well as an explanation for any assets that may be missing.

Unfortunately, probate cannot always be avoided. In such cases, we are prepared to handle all details on your behalf while keeping you apprised of important information. We also advise executors as they fulfill their duties, ensuring that everything is being done correctly.

Legal Guidance On Estate-Related Financial Matters

Working with the Law Office of Kevin A. O’Brien could also save money paid out on behalf of the estate. When someone passes away, creditors are quick to contact executors or family members in an attempt to seek payment on the decedent’s debts. What most people don’t realize is that there may be considerable flexibility on how, when and even if these bills need to be paid.

Our attorneys can:

  • Determine which debts must be paid and which may not be enforceable
  • Determine which debts are personal and which belong to the estate
  • Negotiate with Visa, MasterCard and other companies for repayment plans or settlement amounts
  • Help families create a plan for which bills need to be paid, how they should be paid and when they need to be paid

Call Us To Learn More About How We Can Assist Your Family

The Law Office of Kevin A. O’Brien is located in Greenville, and we serve clients throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania. We also serve clients from New Jersey and Maryland who wish to draft an estate plan under Delaware law. To take advantage of a no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, call us at 302-888-2707. You can also fill out our online contact form.