Probate And Estate Administration

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.

Lisha Prater Seery, LLC represents clients in probate and estate administration matters in Springfield and throughout surrounding areas. Attorney Lisha Prater has more than 20 years of experience handling probate and estate administration matters in Missouri.

Understanding The Probate Administration Process

Probate is the process of administering an individual's will after his or her death, or if there is no will, administering the assets of the estate pursuant to Missouri statute. 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 very beneficial, especially if disputes arise among interested parties.

As an experienced probate lawyer, Lisha Prater can guide you through the process and address any questions or concerns that arise along the way. Our law firm is prepared to handle complex probate-related matters such as establishing adult and minor guardianships and deceased estate administration.

Contact Us For Probate Guidance

We are here to take the stress and complexity out of the probate process. To schedule your consultation, contact us online or by telephone at 417-459-4390.