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Thanks again for all your help. You made a very stressful time for me very easy.

- Sincerely,
 Pat T.

Dealing with the death of a spouse is a very difficult time and process. The matter of probating her estate is just another difficult situation that has to be dealt with. Fortunately you were recommended to me by a friend. Your handling of my wife’s estate was done on the highest of professional levels. The matter was handled seamlessly for me. Of even greater importance, was your personal compassion for me during this process. I would gladly recommend you to anyone

-Sincerely,
 John L.

While our team has a proven track record of success in negotiations and courtroom proceedings, they’re also lifelong learners who remain abreast of the latest developments in areas related to your case. When you come to Michael D. Tully Attorney at Law, expect to hit the ground running with somebody who’s already a step ahead of the game.


Estate Administration for the average estate can be broken down into seven (7) basic steps:


  •  Validation of the decedent’s Will (if applicable).
  • Appointment of the personal representative (executor or administrator)
  • Inventory of the estate assets (and non-estate assets, particularly if an estate tax return is required)
  • Payment of administrative expenses, debts, and claims against the estate
  • Filing of the appropriate tax returns, and payment of any estate tax liabilities
  • Distribution of the remaining (net) estate assets to the appropriate beneficiaries
  •  The filing of a Final Account and the court’s discharge of the personal representative from their duties and responsibilities


For smaller estates less complicated steps and procedures are required.

The probate process is often completed within six (6) to eight (8) months. Issues relating to family disputes, creditors, tax returns, and the sale of real estate may delay the closing of the estate administration process. An experienced probate attorney can expedite the settling of the estate administration process.

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