The death of a loved one can leave you with various practical issues to resolve involving the deceased loved one’s property and obligations during an already trying time. We provide legal services for clients who have experienced the death of a loved one, including the representation of executors and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts, from the beginning to the end. The administration of an estate or trust is not a do-it-yourself project, and our experienced staff will provide you with skilled, quality representation in the handling of the estate or trust of your loved ones.
The administration of estates and trusts has become increasingly complex over the past several years. If you have been appointed as the executor of an estate or trustee of a trust, you owe it to yourself and to your deceased family member or friend to obtain experienced legal representation in carrying out your responsibilities. The staff at Fries Law Office will guide you through every step of the process, from payment of the decedent’s outstanding debts, to collection and distribution of assets, to final conclusion of the administration. We worry about the details, so you don’t have to. Remember that, as executor or administrator of the estate, or as trustee of the trust, you won’t be personally responsible for paying any legal fees, because they are paid out of the assets of the estate or trust.
Similarly, if you are the beneficiary of an estate or a trust that you do not believe is being properly administered, or if you wish to challenge any provision of a Will or Trust, we are here to assist you. We are also experienced Orphans’ Court litigators, prepared to handle all legal matters pertaining to estates and trusts. We have successfully resolved disputed estate and trust matters for our clients in our local courts in the past several years.