A Full-Service Firm That Emphasizes Service
The law firm of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., realizes that many issues must be addressed in a timely fashion once a loved one passes away. As our client, we will provide you with your options and make sure you understand any tax/other implications about how you should administer your family member’s estate.
Our Augusta probate attorney knows that losing a loved one is emotionally challenging, but he also knows that probate and estate administration process should begin soon after death. Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., will contact beneficiaries, pay creditors or other claims against the estate, resolve tax matters and distribute assets according to your loved one’s wishes.
Experienced Estate Administration Representation
The act of probating a will or administrating an estate is best done with the help of an experienced lawyer. After a loved one passes, your focus should be on you and your family, not the requirements of the legal system. This is why our law firm offers you the peace of mind you need during this difficult time.
With 40 years of experience in probate litigation, Fred M. Kennedy has the knowledge you need from an estate administration attorney. We works hard to protect the rights of relatives, heirs, trustees and executors in probate proceedings, probate court and all estate-related legal matters.
Augusta, Georgia, Probate Attorney
The probate process can be overwhelming for anyone who has not previously administered an estate. Attorney Fred M. Kennedy can handle every phase of your probate or estate case, including:
- Providing notice to heirs
- Inventorying and appraising assets
- Paying debts and taxes
- Selling off assets
- Distributing property according to a will or trust
- Allegations of undue influence, coercion, duress or lack of capacity
Our firm also has experience in more advanced estate administration procedures. For example, a widow or minor child may request a Years Support Proceeding by filing within two years of a spouse’s or parent’s death. During this process, you can select a year in which you will not be responsible for real estate taxes, and it frees some of your obligations with respect to unsecured creditors.