Weiss DeRice PA
Legacy, LLC & Legacy Title
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Probate and Estate Administration

We understand that the loss of a loved one is a stressful and emotional time, and we are here to help. We will take the burden off you by guiding you through the probate and estate administration process from start to finish.

Probate is a process by which a person, called the Personal Representative (also known as the Executor), is appointed by the Probate Court to wrap up the affairs of a deceased person. A personal representative’s jobs include gathering the deceased person’s assets, paying any debts, filing any necessary tax returns, and distributing the remaining assets to those entitled to receive them. In Maine, the probate process is relatively simple, and in most situations, no court appearances are necessary.

Our probate and estate administration services include:

  • Preparation of probate applications and assisting with appointment of personal representatives

  • Probating wills

  • Advising and assisting personal representatives and trustees

  • Preparation of estate inventories and accountings

  • Coordination with other advisors on tax return preparation and financial matters

  • Assisting out-of-state personal representatives and executors with ancillary probate

  • Advising beneficiaries

  • Probate dispute resolution

For further reading, please visit our pages on what to do when someone dies and receiving an inheritance.