Estate administration, commonly called probate, is when the court appoints a person or entity to administer the assets and property of someone upon their death. The procedures in an estate administration may take from six months to several years, depending on the complexity of the estate.
Complex blended family structures resulting from divorce and remarriage can make estate administration difficult and fraught with unwanted conflict. CBFS has experience resolving complicated estates, including those with disputes among the heirs, misconduct or breach of fiduciary duty by a previous personal representative, funding and administration of testamentary trusts, and contested wills. Having an independent third party like CBFS act as your estate administrator can help avoid internal family conflict during an already difficult time of loss.