If you have been appointed as an executor for a loved one's estate, you hold a significant responsibility in carrying out their wishes. Making these important decisions is not something to do on your own. You need an experienced attorney at your side to ensure compliance with numerous legal requirements.

What You Need To Do When A Loved One Passes

At the Law Office of Jerome N. Goldstein, Esq., we are dedicated in getting you through a serious crisis involving the death of a loved one. We can navigate you through the estate administration process. With attention to all the details, we can ensure that everything is done correctly to prevent future legal problems.

Once approved as an executor by the court, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking control of assets
  • Dividing assets as detailed in the Will
  • Identifying valid debts
  • Notifying creditors and tax authorities of the death
  • Selling assets to pay debts if necessary

Probate courts facilitate the distribution of assets to the appropriate heirs based on the terms of the will. Without prior estate planning, state laws are applied to divide property.

Committed And Compassionate Legal Help When Life Changes

Attorney Goldstein has helped Connecticut residents through difficult personal times. Few matters are more emotionally charged than the death of a loved one, especially when disputes arise with family members and creditors. Immediate intervention helps secure the best possible outcome and allow you to move on with your life.

To schedule an initial consultation, call 203-538-7147 or email our Shelton law office.