Trust & Estate Settlement

Focus and Experience in Trust and Estate Settlements

Representation for Your Rights in Darien and Homer Glen

At the law firm of Michael Overmann, Ltd., we understand that when people are dealing with the passing of a loved one, the last thing that they want to deal with is the legal difficulty of administering the loved one's estate. Our firm can help you through the process of trust and estate settlement in an efficient and respectful manner that focuses on protecting the rights of the parties involved.

Trust and estate settlement, also referred to as probate or estate administration, can be a difficult process if it is not handled by a licensed attorney. Our firm has handled cases of probate and estate administration since 1999 and understands the laws and procedures in Illinois.

We offer a free initial consultation to every client. At your consultation, we will discuss your probate and estate administration matter and determine your options. Contact our firm today at 630-395-7948 in Darien and 708-590-4599 in Homer Glen, Illinois.

Trust and Estate Settlement Process

In the probate and estate administration process, there are a few steps that need to be taken. An experienced lawyer can help you navigate these steps efficiently and effectively.

  1. Once a loved one has passed on, the estate is opened, whether or not the person had a will.
  2. If the person had a will, the executor of the estate is pre-chosen by the deceased in the will. If there is no will, the estate needs an administrator. The attorney in the case will appear on behalf of the client in these roles.
  3. The attorney will administer the estate, ensure that everything is distributed appropriately and that all debts are properly settled.
  4. The estate is then closed.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Hiring an attorney to handle your probate and estate administration is important to ensure that every aspect of the case is handled properly. In order to appear in court on anyone's behalf, a license to practice law is necessary. Anytime there is more than one person involved in the case, such as several heirs and creditors who have claims to the estate, a licensed attorney must appear in probate court.

At Michael Overmann, Ltd., we only work in areas of estate planning and probate and are able to handle these cases correctly. When disputes arise, we can handle them through trust and estate litigation.

Contact our firm at our DuPage County office at 630-395-7948 or our Will County office at 708-590-4599 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. We will discuss your trust and estate settlement case and figure out the best options for you and your situation.