Estate Administration in Ketchikan, Alaska

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Estate administration, in basic terms, is the process of maintenance and distribution of a person's assets after they die.

If the person who died made and executed a valid will in Ketchikan, Alaska, the process of estate administration usually follows the procedures and instructions laid out in the will.

Usually, wills appoint an executor who is responsible for overseeing the administration of the estate, and seeing that its provisions are carried out, to the extent possible.

The executor is usually the person who stands to inherit the most money or property from the will, since this personn will have the greatest incentive to see the probate and administration process to completion.

What if The Will Does Not Name an Executor?

If a Ketchikan, Alaska will does not name an executor, or no will exists or can be found, it's up to the local court to decide who should be the executor.

This is most often the person who would inherit most under the will, or under the intestacy scheme of Alaska. Intestacy is when a person dies without having made a will, or if a will turns out to be invalid. The intestacy laws of each state determine how property is distributed in such a situation. In most states, it simply goes to the closest living relative.

When a will is silent as to who should be the executor, any person who has some direct interest in the outcome can ask to be named executor by the Ketchikan, Alaska court.

Whoever is appointed to serve as executor, it is their job to act as the representative of the estate. Among other jobs, they have to account for the decedent's debts and assets, and inform any beneficiaries who might be unaware of the situation.

Find a Ketchikan Lawyer that Specializes in Your Area of Need:

Can a Ketchikan, Alaska Estate Administration Attorney Help?

If you are the administrator of an estate, and are not a legal and/or financial professional, you might encounter legal or tax issues with which you are unfamiliar. A Ketchikan, Alaska attorney would be very helpful in such a situation.

7 Wills, Trusts and Estates cases posted to LegalMatch lawyers in Ketchikan

Estate Administration Attorneys in the Largest AK Cities

Show Alaska Cities

Estate Administration Lawyers in Other Alaska Cities and Towns


Find the Right Lawyer Now

Top Rated Lawyers

View attorney profiles and see how other LegalMatch users rate attorneys that may respond to your case.

Employment and Labor Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Employment and Labor Law Lawyer Gary A.

Gary A.

Cook County - Chicago, IL

Employment and Labor Law

Rating (2 users) **
See Reviews
Employment and Labor Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Employment and Labor Law Lawyer Richard V.

Richard V.

San Francisco, CA

Employment and Labor Law

Rating (9 users) *****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Jason L.

Jason L.

Fort Bend, TX

Family Law

Rating (1 users)
See Reviews
Business - Litigation Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Litigation Lawyer Daniel W.

Daniel W.

San Diego, CA

Business - Litigation

Rating (3 users) ****
See Reviews

Need a Lawyer?

No obligation - Lawyers compete for your case. Choose your issue & get started now: