Probate / Estate Administration

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. We understand it can be a truly difficult time to focus on all the details. Our experienced attorneys and staff at the Law Office of Susan Pittard Weidman, P.A. are sensitive to your needs and offer thorough legal counsel.

What is Probate?

Probate is the public filing of an Estate after someone passes away (with or without a Will).  In Delaware, the probate period is at least eight months and consists of at least three separate filings with the Register of Wills.  The Sussex County Register of Wills takes a one and a quarter percent (1.25%) fee off of the assets that pass through probate.  Let us guide you through the cumbersome process and ease your worries during an emotional time.

What is a Small Estate?

In special circumstances, if certain requirements are met, an eight month probate is not necessary.  Our office can help you determine if your estate qualifies as a Small Estate under Delaware law.

If you are looking for assistance in administering an estate, make it a priority and contact the Law Office of Susan Pittard Weidman, P.A. for further information. Send an email or call 302-539-1388 in Millville, 302-227-7788 in Rehoboth Beach and 302-934-3999 in Millsboro.