Practice Areas

Probate Administration

Tri State Area Probate Attorney

Virginia • Maryland • Washington DC

Resolving estate issues after a loved one passes can be a very frustrating exercise. Working with an experienced probate lawyer can help alleviate some of the burdens during this difficult time. Our attorneys at Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey, LLC, offer more than 65 years of combined legal experience and strive to make the estate administration process as simple and efficient as possible for our clients. Contact our probate administration lawyers for a free initial consultation.

Estate Planning Advice

Because the probate process can often be lengthy and frustrating, our lawyers advise clients to place the majority - if not all - of their assets into a trust. Trust administration is usually a much quicker process and is less strenuous for your loved ones.

Resolving the Estate

There are different methods to approaching estate administration based on the size of the estate and whether there are will contests or other disputes. Our probate law attorneys will evaluate your situation and can advise which process is most suitable.

  • Supervised administration: this process is typically used for larger estates or estates in which there is a will contest or inheritance dispute. The administration process is thus supervised by the court. We are experienced with the probate of wills through this process.
  • Unsupervised administration: this process is an efficient process typically used for small estates or estates with minimal needs and minimal supervision. For example, when assets were not placed in a previously created trust, our attorneys guide clients through an unsupervised administration to place the items in the trust and close the estate.

Place Your Trust in Us

For experienced representation and guidance during this difficult time, you can trust in our probate attorneys to work efficiently, respectfully, and professionally to resolve your loved ones' estate. Contact our Washington DC probate attorneys for a free initial consultation.


Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey
Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey1050 17th Street, Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20036 T:(202)-776-0647