Washington, D.C. Probate Law
Top-Rated Probate Attorneys
Knowledgeable Washington, D.C. Probate Attorneys
At Antonoplos & Associates, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of the DC Probate Administration. We recognize that the passing of a loved one is a difficult time for the decedent’s family, and want to make the process as simple as possible. Although DC probate administration takes at least six months to complete because of statutory requirements, delays caused by an inexperienced lawyer may add years to the process. Only an experienced attorney can cut out costly delays and errors that could lead to unnecessarily prolonging the probate period.
How We Can Assist You With DC Probate:
- Preparation of District of Columbia Probate Petitions and Supporting Documents
- Preparation of District of Columbia Petitions for Appointment of Personal Representative
- Preparation of Estate Tax Returns
- Preparation of Estate and Trust Income Tax Returns
- Negotiation of Disputes Among Beneficiaries
- Negotiation of Disputes Between Fiduciaries and Beneficiaries
- Representation of the Estate if Tax Returns are Audited
Why Choose Antonoplos & Associates?
What makes Antonoplos & Associates group of Washington, D.C. probate attorneys so successful is that we expertly evaluate your case by listening to your specific situation and goals, perform our own outside research on the issue, and then directly work with you to determine how to best proceed.
We encourage you to call us at 202-803-5676 or directly schedule your free, no-risk consultation with one of our skilled attorneys today.
What You Need To Know
DC Probate involves the court-supervised process that allows for the distribution of your assets upon death. While some of your assets may automatically be transferred to another party outside of the probate process, the remainder will need to be retitled and distributed to your heirs. The remaining assets may either be distributed according to the terms of the decedent’s will or to the intestate laws of the State the decedent was domiciled in when they passed. Furthermore, the process ensures that all of your legitimate debts, bills, taxes, and outstanding notes are paid.
When a will is filed for probate, the DC probate court appoints a personal representative, also known as an executor, to oversee the case. The personal representative is often designed in the decedent’s will. The main role of the personal representative is to carry out the terms of the will. The personal representative also handles other administrative tasks. For example, they sign legal documents, write checks from the estate, and oversee the remaining business affairs. This process can take years, and often becomes a nightmare for many families. Our website aims to give clients a general idea of the complexities of Probate in the D.C. Metro area.