Estate settlement is a responsibility most have never previously undertaken. Needless to say, this can be an emotional and confusing process for many, especially for family members who are simultaneously presented with the reality of life without their loved one.
Grief will be experienced by all, but how that grief plays out in the context of the family wealth will often not be known or experienced until that time comes. Unfortunately, as has been experienced by far too many, placing a family member in the midst of the family wealth and tasking them with the responsibility of settling the estate can have disastrous and deep-rooted relational consequences amongst those who, prior to the passing of their relative, enjoyed each other as “family”.
Because of our focused attention to this diverse and specialized area, we can efficiently settle estates while delivering cost-effective professional services to avoid the headaches, hassle and family strife which an arise when a loved one has passed or becomes incapacitated.
When serving in these roles, Estate Services Group assumes a legal “fiduciary” responsibility to fulfill the intentions of the deceased, while also acting in the best interest of the estate beneficiaries. Although the original client has passed, the estate beneficiaries become our clients and hold Estate Services Group accountable for the important work we do.