When someone dies, it can be a very emotional and confusing time for those left behind.
A person’s death triggers important changes in family arrangements, businesses, and trusts. You may be unsure about what to do.
There is a process that needs to be followed so that the deceased’s property can be transferred to the intended beneficiaries. This involves collecting in and taking control of the deceased’s property, paying debts and ensuring that the remaining assets are managed according to their wishes and the law.
Patterson Hopkins offers extensive expertise with the technical process to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
But we also understand the difficult interpersonal issues and tensions that can arise. There is not always an easy solution and disputes often result. We help both beneficiaries and executors to achieve practical solutions with sympathy and understanding.