Smooth And Efficient Probate Estate Administration Services
If you have been called upon to settle the estate of a family member, the probate process can be daunting and time-consuming. Faith, Ledyard & Faith, PLC, provides assistance and full-service handling of probate and estate administration.
Our attorneys advise executors and trust administrators on estates and trusts in Maricopa County, Greater Phoenix and statewide. We regularly counsel out-of-state clients who need help winding down a relative’s Arizona estate or with property owned in Arizona.
Call us today at 623-806-8994 to learn about our services. We have handled estate administration in the West Valley and beyond for more than 40 years.
Experienced Estate Administration Attorneys
We have handled the spectrum from small estates with simple assets to large estates with complex holdings in Arizona and beyond. Our lawyers can provide legal advice and practical guidance as you fulfill your appointed duties, or we can handle all the tasks on your behalf.
We can assist you regarding all duties:
- Opening the estate
- Marshaling and valuing assets
- Liquidating assets as necessary
- Resolving debts and liens
- Distributions to heirs
- Filing tax returns
- Accounting and reporting requirements
- One-time or ongoing trust administration
We also handle probate and trust litigation, representing executors, administrators, beneficiaries and excluded heirs in will contests or disputes over breach of fiduciary duty.
Small Estates: Do You Need To Go Through Probate?
Smaller estates may bypass the expense and delays of full-blown probate through a simplified and streamlined process called a small estate probate. We prepare and file the petition with the state and it’s done. If title is held as joint tenancy or community property with right of survivorship, those assets could pass directly to heirs with nothing more than filing an affidavit and death certificate. If property has been retitled with a beneficiary deed, the heirs may need to do nothing. We can determine the simplest and least expensive method to handle your case to help you obtain your desired results.