After the Loss Of A Loved One: Probate and Estate Administration
Have you just lost a loved one?
On top of the grieving and loss, there are legal and financial details to deal with. Sometimes a lot of details. Where do you turn for help? We regularly work with families to address these challenges after losing a loved one. Here are examples of ways we help:
For the deceased’s family we:
- Review and help interpret a Last Will & Testament or Trust left behind by the deceased.
- Help carry out the wishes stated in the trust, including transfers of assets, cashing in life insurance, and working with financial advisors and accountants.
- Handle any court probate that may be necessary to transfer the assets.
- Give objective advice about important financial decisions to be made.
- Assist family members in coming to a resolution regarding a family business or farm.
For beneficiaries of the deceased we:
- Advise if they are confused or have concerns about how the estate is being handled by another family member.
- Help administer inheritance trusts required in the Will or Trust left by the deceased.
- Evaluate the impact of a coming inheritance on a beneficiary’s income tax liability or college financial aid funding, and determine strategies to address them.
If your family is facing the loss of a loved one and facing the stress of legal and financial hurdles as a result, call us today at 217-726-9200. We will be happy to hear more about your situation and guide you in setting up an attorney appointment or telephone conference to see how we can help.
Together we can avoid an uncertain future
Edwards Group has helped hundreds of families find peace-of-mind with sound guidance and careful planning
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