Tying Up The Loose Ends Of Your Loved One’s Life
When a family member dies, there are a lot of details that need to be taken care of, beyond the funeral and cleaning out the house. A person’s life is as much a legal entity as it is a physical one. You need an attorney to help you lay your family member’s legal life to rest and complete any outstanding concerns.
I, William C. Wombacher, have been helping people in Peoria, Illinois, and the surrounding areas settle their families’ estates for more than 35 years. Regardless of your loved one’s situation, I can make sure his or her final details are taken care of and that you and your fellow heirs receive the property and assets that were left to you.
I handle these and other estate administration concerns:
- Probate court administration for estates with or without a will
- Probate litigation
- Estate administration
- Small estate affidavits
- Trust terminations
- Identification and valuation of assets
- Asset distribution
Probate Administration And Litigation
Your family member’s will may have to go through probate court, depending on how his or her estate was set up. If he or she died without a will, also known as intestate, his or her estate will have to go through probate court. You need a lawyer to protect your interests. I can represent you in drafting court documents, in making court appearances and addressing any other concerns in settling your loved one’s estate.
Unfortunately, misunderstandings among family members can occur and cause serious rifts, as well as legal battles over a loved one’s estate. If you and your fellow heirs are in dispute over your family member’s will, I can advise you as to your rights and responsibilities and I can represent you in a will contest.
You and your family need the time to mourn and wrap up the physical details of your loved one’s life. Let me handle the legal details so everything is done correctly and you know nothing will come back to haunt you months or years later.