When a loved one dies and you have more questions than answers, we can help. Probate is a legal process for the administration of a person’s estate after their death. Probate can be a difficult process to navigate. Our team will steer you through the probate process and advise you on the wisest course of action for non-probate assets, which may include IRAs, life estates, trusts, automobiles, life insurance, and investment accounts.
A good probate lawyer can help you save hundreds of dollars on small estates and hundreds-of-thousands of dollars on large estates, by applying plans like stepped-up basis rules to stored grain and inherited farm equipment. We are knowledgeable about tax law and the tax implications of inheritance and gift taxes. Our lawyers and legal assistants also have the right combination of real-world common sense, court experience, compassion, and work ethic to advise our clients in their time of grief.