The task of administering an estate or trust after the death of a loved one can be a difficult process. There are many legal and financial decisions that need to be made, legal documents to interpret, and laws to follow.

If you have been named trustee, it can be to your benefit to seek legal advice, as the trust will have to be administered in compliance with its own terms and with state law. Our firm can help you through this process and ensure that your responsibilities are met. This includes notifying beneficiaries, gathering assets, and consulting with financial advisors regarding the preparation of income, gift, and estate tax returns.

When the decedent did not have a trust, or for those assets which were not included in the trust, the estate will likely have to go through probate. The probate process involves transferring property and assets, paying the debts of the estate, and notifying beneficiaries. Probate is also the forum through which will contests, trust contests, or fiduciary challenges regarding the estate are settled. Our firm represents executors of estates in the probate process, as well as clients involved in probate and trust litigation.

We are here to counsel you and help you make the best decisions for you and your family. We will work with you to expedite the process, and make it as easy and pain-free as possible. If your family is facing a probate process or are seeking assistance with trust administration, The Majors Law Firm provides knowledgeable and responsive assistance to fiduciaries, guiding them through the intricate requirements of tax compliance, accounting, and closure in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.