probate

Probate & Estate Administration

The death of a loved one is an emotionally complex event that is commonly accompanied by legal proceedings, comprising the process of estate administration.  Depending on several factors, it can be relatively simple and straightforward or complex and involved.  Whether you are an heir to an estate, or named a fiduciary in a will, or have another role, a trusted legal advisor can help you navigate these waters as efficiently as possible.

At Brier & Ganz, we handle all aspects of probate and estate settlement.  With utmost discretion and sensitivity to family dynamics, we provide trusted counsel to fiduciaries regarding the proper administration of estates and trusts including tax planning and the management and distribution of assets. Our attorneys will help you:

  • Determine a starting point
  • Outline the quickest, most cost-effective course of action
  • Prepare and file legal documents
  • Appear in court as needed
  • Administer the estate
  • Manage estate expenses
  • Distribute estate property
  • Handle tax issues
  • Resolve liens
  • Settle an Estate
  • Prepare and file estate and gift tax returns