Estate Administration

Probate and Estate Administration

Our Kenosha and Racine area attorneys will help you through the process of effectively and promptly handling an estate, including:

  • Estate Administration
  • Paying Beneficiaries
  • Satisfying Creditors
  • Trust Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Creditors' Claims
  • Claims Against Decedent’s Debtors

Probate is the court-supervised process for the orderly transfer of a decedent's assets to those who are entitled to receive them. Often the process goes smoothly and without issues, however, each estate is different and some can be lengthy and complex. The attorneys at Foley, Shannon, Powers & Rusch, S.C. will help guide you through the process and ensure all matters are taken care of. If the decendent drafted a will, then the process is generally more straightforward and will follow their desires as much as possible. However, if they do not have a will or the will doesn't mention all relevant matters, then the distribution of the estate will need to be done according to state law and the courts.

We have many years of experience handling the estate administration and any involved litigation to ensure the estate is handled properly. Part of the probate process is ensuring that all creditors' claims have been paid and any debtors have also reconciled. Then the heirs or beneficiaries are determined and the distribution of the assets occurs. To help with your understanding of the estate and probate process, browse our glossary of probate and estate administration terms. As each case is different and specific, contact us today to discuss how we can help you in your situation.