When you’ve lost a loved one due to wrongful death, you need time to grieve, and dealing with details such as collecting life insurance and disbursing your family member’s estate can be overwhelming.

The wrongful death attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help. Our legal team is compassionate and experienced in handling wrongful death cases. We will guide you through the legal process, explaining the paperwork and deadlines involved.

Opening an Estate

Before you can pursue a wrongful death claim, you must first have the probate court in the county where the decedent lived appoint a representative to make all the critical decisions affecting the estate. Those decisions include how to disperse your loved one’s belongings, property, and wealth, as well as hiring a law firm to represent the estate. This process is called “opening an estate.”

If your loved one left a last will and testament with instructions on how his or her estate should be handled, the details should be read and administered as soon as possible. If your family member did not have a formal will, other steps can be taken to distribute and manage the estate.

An Ohio wrongful death lawyer from Nurenberg Paris can answer any questions you have about starting this process. Contact Nurenberg Paris today—call (888) 900-6075 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Collecting Life Insurance

Life insurance is a benefit paid to designated beneficiaries—or recipients—when the policy holder dies. If your family member passed away as a result of someone’s careless actions, the details involved in collecting his or her life insurance benefits may be more complicated than under other circumstances.

Your Cleveland wrongful death attorney can help explain what you need to do to make sure that you and your family get the maximum amount of benefits to help cover the expenses related to your loved one’s passing. Nurenberg Paris will do everything we can to answer your questions and help get your case started.