Estate Administration

The estate administration attorneys of Spinella, Owings & Shaia, P.C. assist executors and personal representatives in the efficient settling of estates. We provide knowledgeable counsel to steer clients through the probate process and we also represent the interests of the estate, excluded heirs or a trustee in contested will litigation.

With an office location in Richmond, we represent clients throughout Greater Richmond and northern Virginia. We also serve out-of-state clients who need local representation for estate administration. Contact us today to discuss your situation.

Skilled Guidance for Estate Administration

The duties of the fiduciary (executor named in a will or representative appointed by the probate court if there is no will) can be time-consuming and complex. Spinella, Owings & Shaia advises clients on all aspects of opening and closing the estate of the deceased:

  • Marshaling assets
  • Paying creditors
  • Liquidating real estate or other property
  • Acquiring proceeds of life insurance policies
  • Distributing assets to heirs
  • Filing tax returns
  • Final accounting
  • Trust administration

Probate Litigation

A will contest can tear families apart. We tread sensitively while maintaining the legal interests of our client. Spinella, Owings & Shaia has resolved litigation involving allegations of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity and breach of fiduciary duty.

Our goal in estate administration is a swift and sure settlement of the legal affairs with minimum time, expense and disputes. For experienced representation, arrange a consultation at our Richmond office. After-hours appointments arranged by request.