An Experienced Probate Attorney Can Help
When someone who has previously executed a Will dies, the person named as executor in the Will is normally appointed and authorized by the Court to distribute the deceased person’s property pursuant to the terms of the Will, after payment of appropriate expenses and costs. In the event there is no Will, the Court will normally appoint an “Administrator” to accomplish the same tasks, following the rules of decent and distribution. Good legal advice and guidance can expedite the probate process, prevent costly errors and protect against the executor or administrator being sued for his or her action or inaction.
At my law firm — the Law Offices of Russell E. Baldwin Chartered — I help families throughout the western Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, work through the probate process. I regularly practice before the courts of DuPage, Kane, Will and Cook counties, contact me online, or call 630-717-4552 to schedule an appointment.
Personalized Assistance Throughout Probate
The legal process of distributing assets to heirs and beneficiaries after someone dies can be complicated, especially if you are going through the grieving process as well. I have a small firm so I can give clients the personalized attention they need to accomplish probate of their loved ones’ estates. When clients contact me, I offer legal counsel in all aspects of probate, including:
- Serving as executor or administrator in probate cases, when requested
- Providing legal advice and assistance to family members who are named as the executor of a loved one’s will
- Administering trusts created for the benefits of children and disabled adults
- Representing heirs in probate cases
“Sometimes I will oversee the administration of an estate from the perspective of an heir who is not the executor,” said Lawyer Baldwin. “In these cases, the heir wants to make sure the job is being done properly. In these cases, I oversee the administration and make sure the rules are being followed.”