Experienced Maine Trust and Estates Attorney Helps Guide You Through the Process
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable, meticulous probate law firm of Michael L. Dubois, P.A. Attorney at Law has 25 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.
The process of probate
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Attorney Michael L. Dubois can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the Maine probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Valuing and managing the estate
Our firm assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. Michael L. Dubois, P.A. Attorney at Law has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our firm’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will, or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of the client to preserve cordial familial relationships, we are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, our firm assertively defends our client’s beneficiary rights within the Maine probate court.
Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer at Michael L. Dubois, P.A. Attorney at Law
Michael L. Dubois, P.A. Attorney at Law serves clients in Lewiston and throughout Maine. Call (888) 920-2167 or contact the firm online.