Estate and Trust Administration

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Estate and Trust Administration

Estate Administration is the legal term for managing and distributing the assets of a deceased person.  This process begins by identifying the decedent's assets, locating and organizing all bills that have or will come due, and notifying the interested persons or relatives of the deceased person.  Some estates are then probated (administered through the structured court process), while others are handled by way of Small Estate Affidavits.  Whether or not your loved one left a Last Will and Testament, not all estates will require probate.  Contact us to discuss whether probate is legally required or otherwise preferred in your circumstances.

If the decedent had a Will, it must be filed in the office of the circuit clerk within thirty days of death.  If your loved one had a will, contact us for guidance on your next steps and to discuss what happens next.

Our dedicated team can help guide you through this process, giving you the peace of mind that you are handling and managing the assets effectively and efficiently.

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Martensen, Niemann & Galvin is committed to answering your questions about residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate, estate planning, estate administration and probate, small business planning and organization, drainage, and local government representation issues in East-Central Illinois.

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