Probate Administration

Probate is the process by which the courts distribute your assets after you have passed away. It is a long and complicated process, one made all the more difficult by the fact that your family is grieving. Ilene can guide your loved ones through the process with sensitivity and compassion; all the while making sure the maximum possible amount of your assets are preserved for your family by minimizing the amount lost to fees and taxes.

Probate administration services include:

  • Helping you select the proper representative
  • Preparation and filing of all necessary probate court documents
  • Representation in all probate and tax court proceedings
  • Income tax planning for your estate
  • Defense against challenges to your will or trust
  • Resolution of disputes among your beneficiaries or between your beneficiaries and the executor
  • Postmortem planning
  • Review of all federal and state tax returns
  • Review of all federal and state fiduciary income tax returns

Or Ilene can show you how to avoid probate entirely! See Estate Planning page

     

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    (480) 296-2036

    Email

    info@ilmlaw.net

    Hours

    Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm

    Location

    9777 N. 91st  St
    Suite C-103
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Mailing Address

    8776 E Shea Blvd
    Suite 106 PMB 607
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260