Estate administration, formally probate, is the court process often required to settle one’s estate when they pass away. If an individual dies with a will, it is usually the nominated personal representative in the will that initiates the probate. If the individual dies without a will, it is usually a family member – spouse, child, or sibling, that initiates the proceeding. The probate process takes months, sometimes years, to complete from start to finish. It requires filing a number of documents in court, providing notice to interested persons and creditors, and following a number of rules and deadlines imposed by the probate court. The process can be confusing, time-consuming, and overwhelming for a family member, especially while still grieving the loss of a loved one. With estate administration services from Spalding Law Office, we help clients in Chaska, MN and the surrounding areas help take the burden off the personal representative and handle the probate proceeding from start to finish.