Your Experienced Guide Through Probate and Estate Administration
After a loved one passes away, you and your family already face a difficult time, and navigating the probate process can seem daunting. In truth, it is nothing to be afraid of, but it is something you want to complete correctly.
At the Colorado Springs law office of Kirtland & Seal, L.L.C., we will take the time to answer all of your questions and guide you successfully through the probate or estate administration process. Call 719-387-9852 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced probate lawyer.
Taking Care of Everything Properly After a Death
After the loss of a loved one, you probably have many questions and concerns about the legal process that follows. We know you and your family are going through a stressful and sensitive period, and we will do everything we can to simplify the process and ease the burden you may feel.
With more than 25 years of combined experience handling probate and elder law matters, our attorneys Michael Kirtland and Catherine Seal will represent your interests regarding every aspect of probate administration, including:
- Understanding the probate process and the role of the Probate Court
- Filing the necessary paperwork to open the estate
- Administering the estate once probate is opened
- Transferring assets, including real property and retirement funds
- Accessing bank accounts
- Identifying and locating beneficiaries and heirs
- Filing tax returns and paying off final debts
- Meeting record keeping and accounting requirements imposed by the court
Whether or not there is a will in place, we help executors and administrators understand and meet their obligations.
Effective and Committed Representation When Disputes Arise
Our firm also represents clients involved in disputes that arise during the administration process. We represent executors, administrators and heirs in litigation involving will contests, breach of fiduciary duty, omitted heirs and more. Our goal is to protect your best interests and ensure that claims to the estate are vigorously raised or defended.
Let Us Guide You Through the Probate Process
To speak with experienced probate lawyers in the Pike's Peak area, including El Paso or Teller Counties, call 719-387-9852 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. To help us better serve your needs, we encourage you to fill out our Probate and Estate Administration Intake Form.
Our office is located in downtown Colorado Springs in the Wells Fargo Tower, with free underground parking available. We are happy to meet with you between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and noon on Fridays. Appointments at other times and in other locations are also available.