Probate and Estate Administration
Illinois Probate Lawyer and Estate Administrator
Probate and estate administration can be tedious and time-consuming work when you know what you are doing. It can be a nightmare if you don't. Many executors and personal representatives choose to hire an experienced probate lawyer to assist with this process. Many families feel more comfortable having an impartial third party assisting in the administration of an estate.
At the Gierach Law Firm in Naperville, Illinois, our probate attorneys can handle all probate and estate administration needs. We assist clients in the greater Chicago area and in communities across northern Illinois. We also assist people living in other states but responsible for probating an estate in Illinois.
For comprehensive assistance with probate or estate administration, contact the Gierach Law Firm.
Probate Experience and Financial Acumen
Attorney Denice Gierach's 30 years of legal experience and financial background as a Certified Public Accountant provides a solid foundation for the accurate and timely completion of probate procedures. Her extensive trial experience serves clients engaged in probate litigation regarding disputed asset valuation, will contests or heirship disputes.
Comprehensive Assistance with Probate
The process of probate may include:
- Proving a will is valid
- Filing court paperwork
- Preparing the inventory of the estate
- Obtaining appraisals for property and assets
- Locating heirs
- Paying outstanding bills and taxes
- Collecting money owed to the deceased person
- Selling or distributing property as directed by the will
- state and federal income tax returns
- Prep of fed and state Federal Estate Tax returns
Probate and Trust Litigation
Problems with a will, mismanagement of a trust, or financial abuse of an elder may come to the forefront during the process of probate. Mr. Gierach litigates challenges to wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents in probate litigation involving:
- Will contests when validity or competency are challenged
- Charges of undue influence
- Mismanagement of assets in a trust
- Contested creditor claims
- Fiduciary misconduct
- Accounting challenges
Contact an Illinois Probate Litigation Attorney
For information about Illinois probate laws, or to discuss your probate or estate administration matter, contact the Gierach Law Firm for skilled legal help.