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Estate Administration

Take Your Future Into Your Hands

No one can see into the future. Fortunately, there are a few ways to help you prepare for whatever might come your way. One is to create a legally sound estate plan, including a will and trust. Another is to entrust your estate administration to a trustworthy, knowledgeable law firm.

Since 1982, Cook & Associates has provided estate planning and probate services to Pennsylvania families. Our estate administration attorneys can oversee estate administration and probate, and provide guidance to an estate’s executor. We can assist you in administering your loved one’s estate as they would have wanted.

Legal Guidance You Can Rely On

What Does an Executor Do?

Estate administration involves numerous responsibilities. The executor is the person in charge of these responsibilities. An executor’s duties often include:

  • Locating the deceased person’s assets and property

  • Notifying creditors and paying debts

  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries

  • Organizing financial documents and paperwork

  • Preparing and filing an inventory

  • Preparing fiduciary tax returns

  • Preparing Pennsylvania inheritance tax returns

If your loved one named you the executor of their estate, you may find yourself overwhelmed by this laundry list of complex legal obligations. After you lose a loved one, you have numerous day-to-day tasks to see to, in addition to healing emotionally. Cook & Associates can shoulder the burdens of estate administration so you don’t have to.

Trust Estate Administration to Our Team

You do not have to face the challenge of estate administration on your own. Let the skilled lawyers at Cook & Associates guide you during this difficult time.

To talk to an experienced attorney about your loved one’s estate today, schedule a free consultation with our firm today by calling our office in Pittsburgh at 412-837-8389, or by sending us a message online.