Louisville Estate Administration Lawyers

If you have recently lost a loved one, you are likely grieving your loss and beginning the healing process. It can be overwhelming to simultaneously tackle the legal processes that accompany an individual's death.

At Singler & Ritsert, our Louisville-based estate administration attorney, Carrie Ritsert, provides caring and personal guidance for those facing the loss of a loved one. We can shoulder your burdens so you can focus on recovering from your loss.

For a free consultation, contact us today. An attorney will personally speak with you and handle your case from start to finish.

What Is Probate And Estate Administration?

Probate and estate administration are important legal processes for transferring the property of your loved one in accordance with his or her wishes. Probate refers to the court process of validating a will and accomplishing asset distribution. Estate administration involves transferring or managing certain assets — such as trusts and life insurance — outside of court.

Which process is necessary will depend on what type of estate plan your loved one had, if any. Many people believe that simply having a will can avoid the probate process. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Probate is required to distribute assets according to the will and resolve any disputes over its validity.

Why Do I Need A Probate Attorney?

Navigating probate or estate administration on your own can be complicated. Probate in particular is a lengthy and complex process that requires filing extensive documentation and attending court hearings. Likewise, estate administration can be overwhelming without competent legal counsel.

Hiring a lawyer is particularly important when disputes or will contests arise. Our attorneys provide attentive representation in probate litigation and other matters to help ease your worries and smooth out the process.

Contact Our Jefferson County Probate Attorneys

For a free initial consultation, contact our office in Louisville, Kentucky, at 502-694-5397 or toll free at 800-785-7641 to speak with Attorney Carrie Ritsert. We offer affordable fees and payment plans. If necessary, evening, weekend and off-site appointments can be arranged.