Estate Planning



Have you recently lost a loved one?  As Indiana Probate and Estate attorneys, we know that losing a loved one is never easy.  In addition to the emotional loss, the loved one’s estate must be administered in strict compliance with the law, a final tax return will need to be prepared, and assets must be fully accounted for.

If you are serving as a Personal Representative charged with administering the estate of a loved one in Indiana, you will likely have many questions about the probate process, and what you need to do to distribute assets and fulfill your obligations. We can help. We invite you to call us to learn more about how we can take care of most of the legal and administrative matters related to your loved one’s estate.

What do you do with the will?  What if there is no will? Can I transfer real estate?  How do I distribute assets?  We answer these and any other questions that you may have concerning probate administration.

The Probate Process in Indiana

The purpose of probate is to make sure that a deceased person’s wishes are respected and that their property is distributed properly.  The probate process begins by filing a petition with the court to open the estate of the deceased loved one, and asking the court to appoint a person to be responsible for estate administration and property distribution.

If the loved one left a will, the probate process will usually be more streamlined and less contentious.  Typically, a will specifies how property will be divided, who will be the executor of the estate, and whether the estate can be unsupervised.

Our attorneys can assist you with all aspects of the estate process, including filing the petition to probate a will, preparing the required legal documents anddeeds,  petitioning the Court for final accounting, and distributing assets.

We Know That You Will Likely Have Many Questions Regarding the Estate Administration of Your Loved One

Call us and learn how we can help you through the probate process.


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