The loss of a loved one is never an easy experience. Unfortunately, your loss can be compounded by frustration and confusion relating to the legal probate process resulting from their passing. When attempting to address the legal issues of your loss, it is important that you speak to an experienced attorney for advice on the best strategies for seeking an efficient closure to the probate process.
At Gorman & Jones, PLC, our Phoenix probate and estate planning attorneys work to provide the detailed and personalized advice you need to understand the probate process, and the technical legal jargon associated with your proceedings. Working closely with you, we will address every step in the probate process in an effort to help your family and loved ones move past your legal issues and focus on your emotional well-being.
One of the first steps in the probate process is the appointment of an executor or an administrator of the estate. This individual will be responsible for many facets of the process, including gathering and inventorying all of the decedent’s assets. However, banks and other financial institutions are not quick to turn over funds to an executor or administrator without documentation from the court, or letters testamentary.
A legal document issued by the court upon approval of the appointment of the executor or administrator, letters testamentary is often a document required by banks, stock transfer agents, the federal government and other courts before the transfer of any assets is completed. In short, letters testamentary is a document that authorizes the financial institution and the executor or administrator to transfer funds and assets for the purposes of probating the estate.
Our attorneys have the skill and experience needed to help you understand every aspect of the probate process and what may be required of you as executor or administrator. Working closely with you, we will make every effort to insure that each detail of the probate process is addressed and that your proceedings come to the most efficient close possible.
Contact us online or call 623-974-5585 to discuss your specific probate concerns with one of our experienced lawyers.
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