Probate and Trust Administration
When a loved one passes away, put the legal details in the hands of the experienced attorneys at Rammelkamp Bradney. We will guide you through every step of the process of probating a will or administering a trust. We will also assist in court proceedings related to estate administration.
Rammelkamp Bradney probate and trust administration attorneys assist with:
- Probate estates
- Administering trusts
- Contested wills
- Estate tax return preparation
Attorneys Administering Probate Estates
Experienced attorneys at Rammelkamp Bradney will explain and help you though a probate estate from beginning to end. They will handle the court filings required to open a probate estate, publication requirements, and the notifications to heirs and beneficiaries. During the pendency of the probate estate – not less than six months – they will advise on payment of claims and expenses, and work with you on any other matters that arise. If a probate estate becomes contested, they will zealously represent the interests of the estate. They will help with final distributions and the documents necessary for closing probate. They can also help you oversee small estates that may not require opening probate at all.
Illinois Attorneys Administering Trusts
A properly structured trust may allow you to avoid the time and expense of probate. But trusts still require careful management, particularly where a trust acts as the estate for a deceased loved one. Experienced attorneys at Rammelkamp Bradney will help you understand the provisions of the trust document, make distributions as appropriate, and continue to manage and administer the trust according to its requirements. They can help you avoid legal issues and complications well into the future.
Central Illinois Guardianship Attorneys
Experienced attorneys at Rammelkamp Bradney advise clients about guardianships for disabled or elderly individuals, and assist in petitioning the court to create such guardianships, along with all aspects of administering guardianships.
Attorneys Assisting with Will Contests and Trustee Challenges
If you are the heir or beneficiary under a will, attorneys at Rammelkamp Bradney will help you understand your rights, and assist you in deciding whether you should initiate a legal challenge to the will in court. Rammelkamp Bradney’s experienced attorneys will also help beneficiaries of trusts understand their rights to an accounting, and decide whether to challenge a trustee’s management of trust property under the terms of the trust.
Jacksonville, Illinois, Attorneys Assisting with Estate Tax Planning
Attorneys at Rammelkamp Bradney will prepare estate tax returns where appropriate, and help you understand why filing an estate tax return may be in your interest even if your spouse did not owe estate taxes.
Rammelkamp Bradney’s attorneys are here to help with court proceedings and other aspects of managing an estate. For a consultation with a probate and trust administration attorney at Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C., call us or send the firm an email.
Rammelkamp Bradney has offices in Jacksonville, Springfield, and Winchester, Illinois.