Estate Administration Attorneys
Probate and Estate Administration Lawyers
If you have lost a loved one and you are in charge of administering the estate, you will likely have many details to take care of in the coming months. Making sure everything is handled properly and in a timely fashion can be overwhelming, particularly when you are grieving a family member. At Kezy & Associates, our probate litigation lawyers provide experienced counsel and assistance to estate administrators and beneficiaries.
Legal Guidance Through Probate in Illinois
When an individual dies in Illinois, the estate goes through the probate process in which the individual’s assets are managed and distributed among beneficiaries. There are many steps that need to be accomplished during the probate process, including:
- Notifying heirs of their inheritance;
- Inventorying the assets of the deceased;
- Getting estate assets appraised;
- Notifying creditors and the public;
- Paying off any debts remaining in the estate;
- Selling estate assets where necessary;
- Paying estate taxes where necessary; and
- Closing the estate.
Petitions to appoint an administrator for an estate may also need to be filed with the probate court. Our firm is experienced in guiding clients through the probate process. We make sure you understand what is expected of you and help ensure all of the necessary details are properly managed. We will help you avoid mistakes and unnecessary delays and costs. As the administrator of an estate, you have a fiduciary responsibility to administer the estate properly, or you could be exposed to litigation.
Our lawyers also handle probate litigation involving will contests and other disputes. Attorney Mark L. Kezy is an experienced litigator skilled in effectively advocating for his clients in court. We work closely with our clients throughout the court process and strive to resolve estate disputes as efficiently as possible.
If you are the administrator of a loved one’s estate and you need legal guidance or assistance through the probate process and in dealing with other related matters, we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs and the services we provide. Our probate litigation lawyers work with clients throughout Illinois.