Probate and Estate Administration

Probate and Estate

Skilled Attorneys for the Probate and Estate Administration Process

Do you have questions about probate law in Illinois? Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, frequently assist local and out-of-state clients with probate needs in and around St. Clair County. We have been handling estate administration for four generations. With law offices in Belleville, Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, is your local resource for all probate law matters.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the process of paying the bills and distributing the assets of an estate after death. Probating an estate involves managing thousands of details, both legal and nonlegal. Our lawyers represent executors, family members, and heirs who may be unfamiliar with the probate and estate administration process. With more than 35 years of experience in Illinois probate, our attorneys are prepared to handle the many issues that can arise during probate, including the valuation of family farms and the tax implications of transactions.

Do You Live out of State? We Can Help.

Probate can be time-consuming, especially if you live out of state. Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, can help you avoid multiple trips to Illinois. We can handle the sale of the family home, disposition of assets, closing of estates, and court appearances. Your travel can be lessened to one trip to sign documents and open the estate.

Probate Litigation and Will Contests

A number of problems can arise — or become apparent — at the time a will is probated. Was a will changed to become more favorable to one heir because of undue influence? Was the deceased the victim of financial abuse by a caregiver? Did the deceased write or change a will when he or she was no longer mentally competent? Were some heirs forgotten in the will who now want to bring a claim?

Trusts pose another set of problems that may require trust litigation. Were funds in the trust mismanaged, causing financial losses? Is there a problem with the named trustees? Did the trust specify trustees who are no longer alive?

The probate litigation attorneys at Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, represent heirs and beneficiaries, executors and trustees who want to bring or to defend against trust litigation or contested wills or guardianships. Our years of experience and thorough knowledge of estate and probate litigation work to your advantage in court.

Contact Our Law Offices to Learn More

Contact our firm online or by telephone at 618-277-3600 to speak with an experienced probate and estate administration attorney.