Whenever a person passes away, their estate needs to be collected, managed, and administered.  Estate administration involves collecting assets of the estate, paying the decedent’s debts and taxes, and distributing any assets remaining.   Estate administration also typically presents many post-mortem tax planning opportunities.  Without an understanding of the estate administration process and related legal matters, the experience can be overwhelming.  However, at Culp Elliott & Carpenter, you will receive a seamless array of estate services with a team of professionals who serve your needs.

At Culp Elliott & Carpenter, our experienced professionals handle estate administration on a daily basis.  Our attorneys have the experience to deftly administer estates and put clients’ worries at ease, without unnecessary anxiety caused by the process.  Administration of an estate is complex, but with our knowledgeable advisors the process becomes clearer and easier to navigate.

We provide the following estate administration services:

  • Counseling to beneficiaries of an estate on legal, tax, and financial issues
  • Tax planning to minimize estate taxes
  • Distribution of assets to beneficiaries and heirs
  • Representation in state and federal tax examination and controversies