Estate Administration and Probate Litigation
Probate is the legal process in which a deceased person’s estate is valued, debts are paid and the remaining assets are distributed in accordance with the terms of the will and other estate planning documents.
If you have been named a personal representative or executor of an estate, you have a very specific set of fiduciary duties to perform. You don’t have to go through this often complicated and confusing process alone. The lawyers of Dale & Eke in Indianapolis can answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Many clients who come to us for help with the administration of an estate are the heirs and executors of estates we have prepared. The fact that we are a small, intimate practice that devotes substantial time and effort getting to know our clients is a definite advantage in these cases — as is the fact that several of our attorneys are certified as Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialists by the Estate Planning and Administration Specialty Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association, enabling us to offer sophisticated guidance in estate and inheritance tax matters.
When Disputes Arise in the Probate Process
PIf the terms of a loved one’s will are not being honored, if someone has exercised undue influence to interfere with your rightful inheritance, or if the executor of a loved one’s estate is failing to fulfill his or her fiduciary duties, you may have to resort to probate litigation to obtain satisfaction.
At the Indiana law firm of Dale & Eke, we represent heirs, beneficiaries and other interested parties in a wide range of probate litigation, including will contests, fiduciary claims and interference with inheritance matters.
Probate litigation is not to be undertaken lightly or without the help of an experienced attorney. If you need help to stand up and fight for what is rightfully yours or to ensure that your loved one’s final wishes are carried out, contact our offices in Indianapolis today to schedule an initial consultation.