Probate & Estate Administration
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Probate and Estate Administration

Plainfield Estate Administration Attorney

Illinois Probate, Estate and Trust Administration

The probate process involves proving the validity of the deceased's will and establishing who will be responsible for administering the probate estate. Probate is necessary for all estates in which the decedent had at least $100,000 in assets or real property titled in his or her name. The attorneys at Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC advise personal representatives or trustees responsible for managing the estate through all aspects of estate and trust administration and probate in Illinois, including:

  • Opening the estate
  • Proving the validity of the will
  • Resolving will contests
  • Obtaining authorization to administer the estate
  • Collecting and re-titling assets to the estate
  • Making proper notifications to heirs and creditors
  • Paying bills and outstanding creditor claims
  • Filing and paying applicable taxes
  • Disbursing remaining assets in accordance with the will or Illinois intestate laws (laws for estates where there is not a valid will)
  • Closing the estate
  • Consulting with trustees
  • Assisting with the administration of trusts

The estate administration process often also includes establishing trusts according to instructions in the will and establishing guardians for minor children.

Attorneys at Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC also work closely with clients to establish customized estate plans, including establishing wills and trusts and other important estate planning documents.

Contact an Experienced Probate and Estate Administration Lawyer

Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC offers an estate planning and probate practice that works together to meet the needs of clients. We strive to keep the estate out of probate court whenever possible and keep taxes and expenses to a minimum. When probate is necessary, we work hard to make the process as seamless as possible for the family.

Because your future depends on it, contact Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC, in Naperville, Illinois, at 630-355-5222 for experienced legal advice regarding a loved one's estate.

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