Frequently Asked Questions

What is an administrator of an estate?

An administrator of the estate is the appointed legal representative of the estate of the deceased. This role includes a number of responsibilities to ensure the estate is properly and properly distributed. WGFLaw provides estate administration services to assist clients through the legal complexities of this role.

What are the estate administrator’s duties?

The general duties of an estate administrator include dealing with government benefit programs, obtaining all benefits payable, settling the bills, managing the assets, and distributing the assets of the estate. The estate administrator’s duties can be overwhelming, but a knowledgeable attorney can assist in handling these tasks.

How does the court determine the administrator of the estate with no will?

If a loved one dies without a will, the probate court will appoint an administrator to handle the estate. This role is typically appointed to a surviving spouse, adult children, or siblings of the deceased.

What estate administration services do you offer?

With our estate administration services, we assist clients through their various responsibilities as an administrator. From the probate process to the distribution of assets, our legal professionals will assist you in overseeing a fair handling of the estate.

What happens when you file for bankruptcy?

After filing for bankruptcy, you must attend a meeting of creditors to discuss and verify the information you provided in your bankruptcy forms with a trustee. After filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you will also be required to take financial management courses. Each chapter of bankruptcy will follow a different course of action in addressing your debt.

What is the process for filing bankruptcy?

When deciding to file bankruptcy, you should begin by collecting your financial documents and choosing which chapter of bankruptcy best suits your circumstances. Once this decision has been made, you will fill out the required bankruptcy forms and prepare your filing fee. Once these steps have been completed, you can officially file bankruptcy in a local bankruptcy court. Filing for bankruptcy can be a complex legal process. The bankruptcy attorneys at WGFLaw can assist you throughout this process to ensure everything is completed correctly.

What are the differences between chapter 7 bankruptcy, chapter 11 bankruptcy, and chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 is a plan that requires the liquidation of your assets to pay off as much of your debt as possible. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a reorganization of the debtor’s business finances and assets. Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debtors propose a repayment plan that spans between 3 to 5 years while maintaining possession of their assets.