Estate  Administration

Personal Representative, Probate Filings, and Tax Returns

In addition to estate planning, the firm provides all the legal services necessary to administer estates.  Our attorneys will prepare the documents necessary to have a fiduciary (Executor/Administrator) appointed by the relevant Probate Court; advise and assist the fiduciary to collect and inventory probate assets, reregister bank and securities accounts, pay all debts and expenses of the estate, distribute estate assets pursuant to the terms provided for in the Will, Trust, or by statute, and prepare all required probate court filings and all required Federal and State estate tax, gift tax, and income tax returns.

In a society focused on efficiency, because of our tax knowledge, our firm also is able to prepare all necessary estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns.  By having the legal and tax work involved in the estate administration process done at one place, the client avoids the duplication of services by accountants and attorneys, which often result in lower total fees and reduced stress by not having to coordinate and replicate time-sensitive tasks.  By advising, consulting and doing what needs to be done in a timely and efficient manner, the fiduciary’s and family’s burden is eased during this difficult time.

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate and Fiduciary Tax Return Preparation (Forms 706, M-706, 792, M-792, 1041 and 2, etc.)

Have an Estate Administration question? Speak with us.

Let us help you secure the best possible resolution to the challenges you are facing. We invite you to contact us to speak with an experienced attorney.

What Our Clients Have To Say

“I hired Nelson Costa to represent me in a very complicated tax preparation. I felt he was professional and always acted in my best interest and he was always available to answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend Nelson’s tax preparation services.”

by tax client

“I could not have had a better real estate lawyer. Nelson has helped me through a numerous real estate transactions and has always had answers for everything that could possible happen. If you need a great real estate lawyer, please call Attorney Nelson Costa. I tell all my friends and family to use him, because he is that good.”

by R.S – real estate client

“I hired Nelson to help administer and probate my parents estate. This was a very difficult process for me but Nelson made me feel at ease with his knowledge and experience. Both Nelson and his staff were easily accessible. I really appreciated Nelson’s ability to work around my schedule, including after hour phone calls. I was very impressed with his abilities and how he communicated with all parties involved. I highly recommend his services”

by K.D. – estate and probate client

“I needed the honest and straight forward advice of an attorney. Nelson carefully advised me of my options and then represented me in a very professional and competent manner, resulting in the best outcome I could have hoped for in my situation.”

by D.P.