Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make sure my children’s college educations will be paid for with their inheritance? I am a single parent—what will happen to my minor children if I die without a will? How can I protect my heirs from paying taxes? We address these questions and more in our collection of estate planning FAQs.
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  • Wills and Trust Administration

    Fairfield County Estate Administration Attorney

    When people die it is said that they die either testate or intestate. Intestate means that a person died without having a Last Will and Testament. Testate means that the person did have a Last Will and Testament. In either case the Probate Court will oversee the administration of the person's estate regardless of whether the person died intestate or testate.

    At Bayer & Black, P.C. we provide two different services in the administration of an estate. Many of our clients ask one of the attorneys to serve as the executor of their Last Will and Testament. If we are not named as an Executor in the Will we can also act as legal counsel for the named Executor. The role of Executor is filled with many obligations and duties. Our attorneys work diligently to ensure those obligations and duties are fulfilled.

    What does administration of a will or trust involve?

    When it is time to administer a will or trust, the Executor, or Trustee, such as the case may be is responsible for distribution of real property, personal property, and financial assets, paying off debts, protecting assets, and the filing of tax returns, claims, an inventory of assets, and interim and final accountings.

    All of that responsibility can be overwhelming for a person who is also dealing with the loss of a loved one. At Bayer & Black, P.C. we welcome the chance to take that responsibility away from your loved ones, or help guide them through all that needs to be done in the days and months after a person passes away.

    Contact Our Fairfield County Law Firm Today

    It is important that you retain the representation of a trusted attorney. At our firm, we have been able to assist countless clients over the years in receiving the benefits that they deserve and ensuring that property is distributed correctly, debts are quickly paid, and benefactors are able to receive their inheritance in a timely manner.

    If your loved one just passed and you have questions or concerns regarding this portion of your life and what steps you should take, you can trust that our firm is equipped with the experience needed to guide you through this difficult time. Contact Bayer & Black, P.C. today to schedule a free case evaluation.