Typically the duty to administer someone's probate estate arises at what is already a difficult and stressful time. You may be in the process of grieving the loss of a family member. There may be urgent needs to collect and safeguard assets, or provide for the deceased's family. Conflict may erupt among family members regarding the distribution of assets. 

Probate refers to the administration of someone's estate after their death. A person's probate estate includes all of the assets and property interests they possessed at the time of death that did not pass directly to beneficiaries by beneficiary designation or otherwise.  

When dealing with probate matters, you need the advice and guidance of legal professionals you can trust. At Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., our team of attorneys and paralegals has decades of experience in probate administration.  Let our team help you through this process.