Ownership of property/assets must be transferred from one owner to another after someone dies. When someone passes away, that creates the need for a lot of paperwork that needs to be done at once, according to U.S. News & World Report in "How to Deal With the Paperwork Scramble After a Spouse Dies." It is easy to get overwhelmed and make costly mistakes when there is that much paperwork to fill out and file in such a short period of time. Those mistakes require even more paperwork and time to fix. People who are grieving and who do not know all the things that need to be done are prone to making numerous mistakes all the time.
Although every estate administration presents its own unique circumstances and challenges, the process of administering an estate in a modern world is usually much more complex and time consuming than most people realize. Estate administrations present the person administering the estate with numerous requirements and tasks that must be performed in a timely manner, and most people simply do not have the knowledge, the skill or the time required to properly complete them. Unfortunately, many people will attempt to administer the estates of their loved ones without professional assistance, and they eventually become frustrated, confused and intimidated when they encounter procedures/issues with which they are not familiar. As a result, such people either encounter substantial difficulty in completing certain tasks or unknowingly fail to fulfill all of their responsibilities (which will likely lead to some form of litigation or other adverse ramifications).
An experienced estate administration attorney can assist you with the many complex administrative tasks associated with the administration of an Estate.
Reference: U.S. News & World Report (June 19, 2018) "How to Deal With the Paperwork Scramble After a Spouse Dies."