Maryland Probate Administration Attorney
The process of probate
Most personal representatives have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. The Law Office of Daniel R. Bendt can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the Register of Wills and being appointed personal representative, also called the executor in many other states
- 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
Daniel Bendt assists the personal representative with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He 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 personal representative’s duties. Daniel Bendt 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. Daniel Bendt’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed personal representative or judicial decision. When necessary, Daniel Bendt assertively defends clients’ beneficiary rights within the Maryland Orphan’s Court or Circuit Court.
Contact a probate administration law firm you can trust, the Law Office of Daniel R. Bendt, LLC
For probate administration in Bowie, Annapolis and throughout Maryland, call the Law Office of Daniel R. Bendt at 301-464-1104 or contact the office online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Daniel Bendt represents clients throughout Maryland, including Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Greenbelt, Lanham, Hyattsville, Landover, Largo, Laurel, Mitchellville, Woodmore, Riverdale, New Carrollton, Glenn Dale, Croom, Brandywine, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Severna Park, Crownsville, Millersville, Davidsonville, Annapolis, Edgewater, Dunkirk, Lothian, Harwood, Tracys Landing, Deale, North Beach, Chesapeake Beach, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California, La Plata, Owings, Prince Frederick, Solomons, Leonardtown, Lusby, Huntingtown, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Howard County, Charles County and St. Mary’s County.