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Crenshaw Peterson & Associates PC

Crenshaw Peterson & Associates PC

Estate Planning and Elder Law 

Trust & Estate Administration, Probate

Estate & Trust Administration

Estate Administration:
Attorneys at Crenshaw Peterson & Associates pc will assist you in Probate court and outside of Court with all your Estate Administration needs whether assistance with a will or with Trust assets.

Tara Peterson represents clients in all aspects of probate court and estate or Trust Administration.  Following the death of a loved one, the estate of the decedent must be administered and the assets distributed to the proper beneficiaries.

Trust Administration still requires that certain statutory provisions be adhered to. Come in for a consultation and find out what needs to take place and get the professional guidance to get you and your loved ones there in the most expedient and peaceful way.

There are many deadlines involved in probate, and a large variety of forms and avenues to take a case through the probate process.  Tara Peterson will advise you on which will be the most time efficient and cost effective for your particular circumstances.  There are always a lot of questions that accompany this process and Crenshaw Peterson & Associates pc will help make it easy and simple to understand. 

Our Attorneys will provide effective assistance for various estate administration matters including, probate proceedings, Trust administration, and estate taxes.

Trust Administration

Types of Probate

If a Trust has been signed and put into place no probate case file needs to be entered.  It is important to consult with us at Crenshaw Peterson & Associates pc to insure that there are no lingering or additional probate assets that either need to be distributed separately or funded (added) to the Trust.  

Trust administration is usually a simple process and takes far less time than Probate to begin and complete.

Formal Probate: The formal probate process requires a hearing date to formally establish the personal representative and who the heirs are.  This requires attending court hearings.  This is usually utilized if there are contested matters within the estate, and sometimes if the individual died without a Will (intestate).

Informal Probate: Informal probate allows for either supervised or unsupervised administration by the Court.  There are no formal hearings but rather sworn affidavits are filed to avoid having to appear and testify in Court.  This often makes the administration process much easier and smoother. 

Small Estate Probate Procedure:
There are several different avenues to take when dealing with a small estate under a certain value threshold.  This threshold may vary depending on the number of allowances a particular case has.  Small Probate procedures are much faster than either the formal or informal probate process.
Wills & Trusts protect your assets after you've passed away