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Compassionate Counsel For Clients In Probate Court

Last updated on September 21, 2022

At Beth Sullivan-Summers, Attorney at Law, I am committed to assisting clients as they walk through the probate and estate planning process. I understand how difficult these times are for my clients, as the recent passing of their loved one takes a serious emotional toll. As a former social worker, I use my skills and experience to help minimize the stress and worry that you might experience while navigating the probate process.

My name is Beth Summers-Sullivan, and I have been assisting clients for over 30 years as they go through the probate process. If you are in need of my counsel, then you can reach out to me. I will come alongside you and be your guide.

What Is Probate?

The probate process is a court-supervised enforcement of the provisions of a last will and testament. When an individual passes, most of their property will be entered into that person’s estate, which an executor is charged with managing and maintaining. Most of my clients are executors who need assistance with their duties. When you are appointed as an executor, you are responsible for ensuring that all the necessary taxes are paid and that the wishes and distributions contained in the will are properly distributed to the correct beneficiaries. Probate can cost between 3% and 8% of the value of an estate after all the costs, court fees, taxes and other expenses are accounted for.

Executors have a unique duty during the probate process. As an executor you are responsible for the well-being of the estate and must act with its best interests in mind. This can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are a close family member of the deceased and are dealing with other family members who may be taking their grief out on you unfairly.

Call My Office Today

If you are currently managing an estate that is in probate court, or you have been selected to serve as an executor in the near future and need a lawyer’s assistance, then you can call Beth Sullivan-Summers, Attorney at Law. Dial 317-953-2380 or complete my online form to send me information about your issue. You can schedule an appointment with me today, so do not hesitate to reach out.