Probate And Estate Administration Can Be Confusing Without An Experienced Attorney

There are many legal, financial and administrative matters that need to be addressed after the passing of a loved one. In legal terms, this process is known as probate and estate administration. This process can be straightforward or complex, depending on the size of the estate, whether the deceased had a will and other factors. It is important to note that your loved one's power of attorney document is no longer effective once they have passed.

Lisha A. Seery, LLC, has been representing clients in probate and estate administration matters in Springfield and throughout southwestern Missouri for over 20 years. As an experienced probate lawyer, Lisha Prater Seery can guide you through the process and address any questions or concerns about probate court that arise along the way.

Understanding Missouri Probate Law And The Probate Administration Process

Probate is the process of administering an individual's will after his or her death. If there are assets that have to go through probate, with or without a will, the probate laws and procedures must be followed to administer the estate. Specific tasks that may be associated with probate administration include:

  • Validating the will
  • Appointing a personal representative
  • Identifying beneficiaries
  • Inventorying assets
  • Overseeing the distribution of assets
  • Paying debts
  • Handling creditors' claims

There may be additional tasks that need completion during probate administration. Working with an attorney during this process can prove beneficial, especially if disputes arise among interested parties.

Contact Lisha A. Seery, LLC, For Probate Guidance

We are here to take the stress out of the complex probate process. Our law firm is prepared to handle small and large deceased estates, adult guardianship/conservatorship estates and other probate matters about which you may have questions. To schedule your consultation, contact us online or by telephone at 417-886-8800.