Compassion and Support During Probate
When grieving the loss of a loved one, the last task you want to tackle is the unfamiliarity that comes with probate in Wisconsin. In addition to being new to the process, you may have a significant role in supporting your friends and family through the challenges of losing a loved one.
At Antonopoulos Leonhard Group LLC, we understand the challenges of probate in Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding counties. Attorney Ashley Lillesand-Leonhard can provide the legal support you need to help you through probate regardless of whether your loved one had a comprehensive estate plan to guide you or died without a will.
Who Needs to Go Through Probate in Wisconsin?
If people do not have a trust, their assets are typically transferred through a court-supervised process called probate. In addition to beneficiaries, your loved one’s estate may need to pay taxes or debts. The probate process ensures that the assets within the estate go to the appropriate people and entities.
In most cases, estates must go through probate, or a similar type of estate administration, depending on the value of the estate and the types of assets. However, there are some estates and assets that are exceptions to the probate process, including:
- Estates valued under $50,000
- Property with a joint ownership title
- Life insurance and retirement funds if the named beneficiary is not the estate
Do You Need Support During Probate?
There is more to estate administration than following the direction in your loved one’s will and other estate planning documents. Probate can take a year or longer to complete. In some cases, other members of the family will need the care of a guardian after someone who was caring for them passes away. When you work with a skilled estate law attorney, you can have peace of mind, knowing what steps are coming up and that you are meeting the deadlines of taking an estate through probate.
Attorney Lillesand-Leonhard can help you keep the probate timeline on track. She will bring transparency to a complex process.
Get Estate Administration Help Now
Probate and estate administration in southeastern Wisconsin can be challenging, but the steps are clear to an experienced lawyer. Attorney Lillesand-Leonhard can bring calm and clarity to the probate process while guiding you to its conclusion.
For a free consultation about probate, fill out an online contact form or call our Waukesha County offices at 262-649-5572 to make an appointment. We serve clients in Brookfield, Waukesha and the surrounding communities.