Probate/Estate Administration

Estate Planning and Administration

At Johnson, Chiligiris, & Weatherford we assist loved ones in administering the estate of the decedent making sure that the decedent’s wishes are carried out. An estate may need to be opened in order to pay the decedent’s bills and distribute the decedent’s property, per the rules of intestacy or the will.

  1. Did the decedent have a will? If so, bring in the original will.
  2. Who are the heirs? Be prepared to discuss the family tree.
  3. Has there been an inventory made of the decedent’s property or personal items?
  4. Do you know what the outstanding debts are?

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