Give someone legal authority to administer your estate.
The probate process in Mooresville, North Carolina feels like an unfamiliar landscape for those who encounter it after losing a loved one. There are many new legal terms to understand and make sense of, like “letters of testamentary” and “letters of administration.”
“Letters of administration” refers to a document that gives a personal representative, or administrator, the authority to administer your estate. These tasks can include paying bills and taxes, gathering assets, receiving payments due to the estate, and distributing property among the heirs.
Letters of administration are necessary because it is not enough for someone to say they are acting on behalf of someone’s estate. In unfortunate cases, someone might claim to be a relative but not have the authority or permission to handle the estate. Letters of administration allow businesses and other parties involved with the estate to feel confident they are dealing with the right person who is overseeing the estate.
Ultimately, including letters of administration with your estate makes the distribution of your estate after your death much easier and faster, which can provide significant relief to your grieving loved ones. At The Law Offices of Kayce C. Staehle, we can help you create letters of administration and any other relevant documents needed to solidify a comprehensive estate plan.
Our goal is to make planning your estate easy, streamlined, and completely hassle-free. For further information, please reach out to our law firm today.