Attorney Julie A. KuhnWhen a loved one passes away, family members are left to distribute assets and tie up loose ends with the estate. This is often an emotionally draining time for families. At the Law Office of Heidi M. Eglash, LLC, we are committed to helping clients navigate through the probate and trust administration process as smoothly as possible.
Our job is not to add any additional stress for families left to make difficult decisions. Instead, we focus on addressing any questions or misconceptions about the probate and trust administration process. Simply put, probate is the legal process to determine how to handle a deceased person's individual assets. The trust administration process is designed to distribute non-probate assets to beneficiaries based on the terms of a trust. Contact our law firm today to meet with a highly skilled La Crosse probate and trust administration lawyer.
Guiding Clients Through Wisconsin's Probate Process
If someone passes away with property title in his or her name, probate becomes necessary. Our founding attorney, Heidi M. Eglash, offers an extensive background handling uncontested probate matters focused on transferring titles to beneficiaries. Attorney Eglash, Attorney Julie A. Kuhn and our legal team are committed to ensuring beneficiaries assume legal ownership of assets left to them as quickly as possible.
In probate court, the estate's personal representative is generally given the authority to transfer titles. We are committed to guiding personal representatives through the legal process to address any pending issues with the estate, such as:
- Filing uncontested probate forms with probate court
- Representing beneficiaries, personal representatives and trustees in uncontested matters
- Preparing and filing estate tax returns
- Preparing and filing estate income tax returns
- Addressing out-of-state asset concerns
Probate can be avoided if a married couple owns property together. The surviving spouse would automatically gain complete control of the property without going through the probate process. Our law firm offers strategic estate planning solutions to help families avoid probate and minimize estate taxes.
Viroqua Trust Administration Lawyers Working for You
We are committed to helping clients establish trusts to hold property for beneficiaries. Trustees are named to administer the property for beneficiaries according to terms in the trust. We offer many kinds of trusts, including revocable trusts to protect property from probate when the creator of the trust passes away.
This process may seem straightforward but the responsibilities of trust administration when the trustor dies can be complicated. Our law firm is committed to making the legal process as seamless as possible through advising trustees and executors about transfers and other duties, such as:
- Expense reporting
- Inventorying and appraising trust assets
- Trust accounting and reporting
- Notifying beneficiaries
- Trust tax returns
We are available to help executors and trustees comply with Wisconsin's complicated trust administration laws. When you select our law firm, we will make sure you are fully aware of your responsibilities and how to fulfill them.
Contact Our La Crosse Probate and Trust Administration Lawyers
We offer comprehensive probate and trust administration services. Contact us online today to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled probate and trust administration attorney.