Probate & Administration

Probate

Probate & Administration

As trustee of a trust, or executor or administrator of an estate, you have certain responsibilities and legal rights with respect to that trust or estate property. Our lawyers have the knowledge, skill and experience to help guide you.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive, thorough approach to probate and trust administration, and we are able to coordinate our work with other professional services to assist you in accomplishing your goals.

Experienced Arkansas Probate and Administration Attorney

If you have been selected as executor of a loved one’s will or estate, you will most likely be required to locate, secure and manage the assets of that person’s estate while the court determines the extent of their property, debts and inheritance.

In some cases, there may not be a will or the will may fail to name an executor or trustee. Should this occur, the probate court will name an administrator of the estate. This person is typically the closest relative or the person set to inherit the majority of the estate.

Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist you in all aspects of probate administration, including:

  • Closing of the estate
  • Preparation, filing and distribution of the estate assets
  • Preparation and filing of inheritance or estate taxes
  • Payment of obligations or debts of the decedent
  • Determination of probate property values
  • Preparation of all notices required by the court

Our attorneys can file and prepare all of the necessary documents required to settle an estate in probate. We can also act as your advocate in all proceedings or hearings that may take place in court.

To speak with an attorney who will help you understand and fulfill your obligations as a trustee, executor or administrator, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today at (501) 777-7777 or through this website.