Estate Administration

Administration of an estate can be a complicated and difficult process. After the death of an individual, a deceased person’s assets must be distributed by means of proper estate administration. If the estate is not properly administered, the personal representative of the estate could be subject to liability.

If you are seeking to administer an estate in Pennsylvania, the attorneys at Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., are here for you. We have extensive experienced administering estates for clients in Norristown, throughout Montgomery County and across the five county area.

Administering an Estate

Losing a loved one is a difficult time for any person. Often, soon after a person passes away, families are faced with debts the deceased left behind as well as trying to figure out how to access the deceased’s assets such as bank accounts and real property.

Through the process of estate administration, the legally appointed personal representative of the Estate can work through all these matters. The administration of an estate involves several steps, including:

  • Appointment of the Personal Representative by the Register of Wills
  • Notifying to beneficiaries and interested parties
  • Advertising the Estate to unknown creditors
  • Marshalling the Decedent’s assets
  • Preparing an inventory of the Decedent’s assets
  • Filing all appropriate death and income tax returns
  • Settling all debts of the Decedent
  • Distribute the assets to beneficiaries
  • Closing the Estate by formal adjudication or informal settlement.

Our attorneys can help you navigate through the complex legal rules regarding administering an estate while best preserving the estate and protecting your interests.