DC Probate Administration

The probate of estates of deceased persons who lived in the District of Columbia at the time of their death is handled by the Probate Division of the D.C. Superior Court. Beyond the filing of the petition for probate, there are various notices which must be provided to heirs, creditors and also for general publication. There are certain variations to these rules available to estates valued at less than $400,000 and for those where the decedent lived outside of D.C. but had assets within the District at the time of his or her death. Also, even when the decedent had no assets in D.C., it can sometimes be necessary to open a probate proceeding in order to obtain the decedent’s medical records, especially if their procurement is necessary for other potential litigation.

At Thorn Law Group, our experienced tax and probate attorneys understand that the probate process can add confusion to an already trying time for families or individuals grieving the loss of a loved one. We help our clients navigate the probate administration process to ensure that the estate is handled efficiently and with the utmost care.

For a consultation and to learn more about how a Washington, D.C. tax and probate attorney from the Thorn Law Group can help you with your tax and probate issues, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at, or (202) 349-4033.



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