Probate and Estate Planning Lawyer in Naperville

Naperville Lawyer Probate & Estate Administration

Probate and estate administration can be tedious and time-consuming when you know what you are doing. It can be a nightmare if you don’t. Many executors and personal representatives choose to hire an experienced probate lawyer to assist with this process. Not only does it help the executor navigate the process easier, many families feel more comfortable having an impartial third party assisting in the administration of an estate.

At the Gierach Law Firm in Naperville, Illinois, our probate attorneys can handle all probate and estate administration needs. We assist clients in the greater Chicago area and in communities across northern Illinois, including communities in Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties. We also assist people living in other states but responsible for probating an estate in Illinois.

For comprehensive assistance with probate or estate administration, contact the Gierach Law Firm to speak to a Naperville estate planning attorney.

A Naperville Estate Planning Attorney with Probate Experience and Financial Acumen

Attorney Denice Gierach’s 30 years of legal experience and financial background as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) provides a solid foundation for the accurate and timely completion of probate procedures. Her extensive trial experience serves clients engaged in probate litigation regarding disputed asset valuation, will contests, or heirship disputes.

Comprehensive Assistance with Probate

The process of probate may include:

  • Proving a will is valid
  • Filing court paperwork
  • Preparing the inventory of the estate
  • Obtaining appraisals for property and assets
  • Locating heirs
  • Paying outstanding bills and taxes
  • Collecting money owed to the deceased person
  • Selling or distributing property as directed by the will
  • Filing state and federal Income Tax returns
  • Preparing state and federal Estate Tax returns

An estate planning lawyer in Naperville can guide and represent you through all of these steps, ensuring your interests are protected and your obligations met.

Probate and Trust Litigation

Problems with a will, mismanagement of a trust, or financial abuse of an elder may come to the forefront during the process of probate. Mr. Gierach litigates challenges to wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents in probate litigation involving:

  • Will contests when validity or competency are challenged
  • Charges of undue influence
  • Mismanagement of assets in a trust
  • Contested creditor claims
  • Fiduciary misconduct
  • Accounting challenges

Contact a Probate Lawyer in Naperville for Information and Advice

For information about Illinois probate laws, or to discuss your estate administration matter, contact the Gierach Law Firm for skilled legal help. Our office is located in Naperville, IL, and you can reach us by calling (630) 756-1160. You can also read one of our free legal guides for more information.