Wheaton Probate and Estate Administration Attorney

“Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” Truman Capote

If you have been named executor (in some states known as a personal representative) of a will, you have many fiduciary duties you may not be aware of. Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. represents clients throughout the probate and estate administration process. We help clients through what can initially seem like a daunting legal and financial process in Probate Court.

If you have been appointed executor of a will, contact a lawyer from our firm to learn how we can help. At Rolewick & Gutzke, we give clients honest assessments regarding attorneys' fees. We also offer evening and Saturday hours to accommodate busy schedules.

Working with the Executor of the Will

Our firm responds to our clients' needs. This means we will be as involved in the probate process as you would like us to be. Some clients need general guidelines about the process; some want our firm to fully handle the final affairs. The personal representative is responsible for actions such as:

  • Gathering documents
  • Notifying heirs and beneficiaries
  • Valuation of property and assets
  • Paying the estate's debts
  • Preparing federal and state estate tax returns
  • Distributing assets

Probate Litigation

Our firm represents heirs, beneficiaries, and others who wish to contest a term of the will. A will contest can be an extremely contentious matter between siblings and other family members. Our firm represents clients in litigation who have disputes regarding issues such as the will or guardianship directives. As litigators, we vigorously pursue favorable results on our clients' behalf.

Contact our firm if you need legal assistance with the probate and estate administration process.

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