PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
CHARLESTON PROBATE LAWYER: ESTATE ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE
Financial Estate Management Guide to Heirs and Executors in South Carolina
The Law Office of John Kachmarsky provides sound fiduciary guidance and experienced representation to heirs, executors and beneficiaries in the probate and estate administration process.
If you have been named the executor of an estate, it is important to consult an experienced probate and estate administration attorney who can provide you with guidance and counsel in fulfilling your fiduciary duties.
What is Probate?
Probate is the court-supervised process of establishing the value and legal distribution of the assets of a deceased individual. Probate also entails the payment of any debts that are proven to be outstanding.
The probate process draws a line between any liability of the deceased and that of the beneficiaries of the estate. Simply put, probate settles the debts of the estate and prevents creditors from pursuing heirs and beneficiaries long after the fact.
Comprehensive Probate and Estate Administration Services
Our straightforward and efficient approach to probate and estate administration begins with a thorough and reliable appraisal of the estate to determine the value of both assets and debts. We regularly retain CPAs, appraisers and estate valuation experts to provide a well-documented and honest assessment of the fair market value of the estate at the date of death.
Once the financial picture is clear and any outstanding debts are settled, the estate administration process can begin to move forward. We guide executors in fulfilling their fiduciary duty to distribute estate assets in accordance with the will and any relevant laws.
From the beginning of the probate and estate administration process, one of our primary goals is to minimize the estate tax burden that heirs and beneficiaries may face. As a tax lawyer with over 30 years of experience, attorney John Kachmarsky is highly qualified in this role.
To discuss how attorney John Kachmarsky can protect your rights and interests as you navigate the probate and estate administration process and any disputes that may arise, please contact us today for a telephone consultation.