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Attorney in Prince Frederick for distribution of estates

Every Maryland estate must pass through probate. If you have been given responsibility for a decedent’s estate, you need a qualified lawyer to help you through the process. At Meng Law, we help you understand your responsibilities and carry out your duties.

What is the probate process?

Probate is the legal process of verifying the estate of a deceased person. The tasks include:

  • Paying outstanding taxes
  • Addressing creditor issues
  • Distributing the property of the deceased person among the beneficiaries

If the person had a valid last will and testament, probate is conducted according to the instructions given in that will. But if the person died intestate — without a valid will — probate distributions are made in accordance with Maryland law.

Who is in charge of probate?

The will usually assigns a specific person to be the personal representative — more commonly known as the executor — of the decedent’s estate. This person is responsible for carrying out the wishes of the deceased as instructed by the will. When there is no will, a personal representative is assigned according to Maryland law. The probate process is supervised by the:

George Meng and Sierra Mitchell help personal representatives handle the necessary administrative proceedings of probate. Minor issues, such as the filing of an exception, can usually be han

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