Probate and Estate Administration: Experienced Lawyers in Northwest Indiana
At the law office of Westland & Bennett P.C., our attorneys have considerable experience representing clients in all aspects of probate and estate (non-probate) administration as well as estate planning. Our firm's lawyers can help you understand the probate and the estate administration process and avoid mistakes that can result in delays, unnecessary expenses, family conflict and liability for the estate administrator or executor. Please call our office at 219-440-7550, or contact us by secure e-mail today to schedule a consultation with one of our caring and thorough estate administration and probate attorneys.
Our firm has the resources and knowledge to represent clients through administration of both simple and complex estates, including those involving jointly held property, transfer on death property, and property held in trusts that are payable upon death. We also handle intestate administration when no estate plan or will exists. We will explain the administration process and help you adhere to all rules, processes and guidelines so that the estate can be closed in a thorough, effective and timely manner.
Probate is a petition to open the estate of the deceased person and name a person responsible for the disbursement of the estate property. It sounds simple, but it involves a fairly complex set of rules to follow and tasks to be performed. The process can become very complicated if there are multiple houses, businesses, multiple heirs and property across many states. We will clearly explain the process to you and make sure you understand your responsibilities. Finally, we will make sure to gather all assets and disburse them in accordance with your loved one's will and with the law in an efficient, thorough and responsive manner.
In the event that probate litigation is necessary to protect your interests, we are also skilled litigators who will not be intimidated in a courtroom.
Northwest Indiana and Lake County Estate Administration Lawyers
To discuss your questions and concerns regarding estate administration and probate with an honest, thorough, and respected attorney, please contact us by secure e-mail or call 219-440-7550, today to arrange a confidential consultation.