Top Washington Probate & Estate Administration Lawyers - District Of Columbia

When a person dies, courts oversee the transfer of the decedent's assets to his or her heirs or other beneficiaries in accordance with the decedent's last will and testament. That process is known as probate. At Probate Law Firm in Vienna, Virginia, we are dedicated to making the process of estate administration as smooth as possible.  Before you begin the process of estate administration,...

The Eleff Law Group provides legal services to individuals and businesses who have needs in the areas of estate and succession planning, and probate and trust administration, as well as commercial real estate and commercial and business transactional matters. Susan Eleff, the firm’s lead attorney, has over 35 years of experience, and prides herself on delivering practical, cost-effective...

Founded in 1972, Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC, continues a long tradition of excellence. The firm offers civil litigation services focusing on meeting the needs that people face most frequently, especially employment law; wills, trusts & estates; and family law matters. We also have a well-developed practice serving gay and lesbian families.  We take pride in our philosophy of...

RISM LLC has invested nearly two decades in developing a wide range of expertise in acquiring and managing real estate and small businesses.  Our company has developed several real estate projects in the Midwest and the Metro DC area. We are well suited for serving the small- to mid-range investor.  We have been involved with developing single family homes, small to mid-sized...

Need help with a Probate & Estate Administration matter?

You've come to the right place.  If you are the executor of an estate, a probate & estate administration attorney can help.

Probate & estate administration attorneys handle succession issues and can help you navigate court processes, payment of the deceased person's debts, distribution of property according to the will or estate plan, and probate litigation.

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Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information?  Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice?  Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee?  Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

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  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

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  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.