DC Probate Administration
“The probate administration experts Washingtonians turn to on complex probate cases.”
At Antonoplos & Associates, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of probate administration process in the District of Columbia Probate Court, Maryland Orphans Court, and Common Wealth of Virginia. DC probate law can be complex and difficult to understand. 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. To make matters worse, DC probate law has evolved over the years so that different versions of the DC probate law apply depending on when the decedent passed away. This makes understanding DC probate law even more complex when working with the assets of the trust. At Antonoplos & Associates, our probate attorneys have experience probating complex probate estates over the past 30 years. Although the probate administration and trust administration process takes at least six months to complete because of statutory requirements, delays caused by an inexperienced lawyer may add years and cost to the process. Only an experienced attorney can cut out costly delays and errors that could lead to unnecessarily prolonging the probate period. Antonoplos & Associates represents clients in probate administration in the District of Columbia, State of Maryland, and Commonwealth of Virginia.
Let Us Help With The Probate Administration Process
- Probate Petitions and Supporting Documents
- Petitions for Appointment of Personal Representative
- Suits to Remove Personal Representatives
- Suits for Accounting and Auditor Master Review
- Litigation of Disputes Among Beneficiaries
- Litigation of Disputes Between Beneficiaries and Estate Fiduciaries
- Litigation of Forged Wills (Caveat Actions)
- Litigation of Intestate Estates
What You Need To Know About DC Probate Law
DC probate law is unique. Probate administration and trust administration 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 your family members during 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 (including estate taxes), and outstanding notes are paid.
When a will is filed for probate administration, the 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 principal’s remaining business affairs. This process can take years, and often becomes a nightmare for many family members.
Jurisdictions We Provide Probate Representation
- District of Columbia Probate Administration
- Maryland Probate Administration
- Virginia Probate Administration
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