Probate and Trust Administration In Illinois and New York

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Court procedures can be confusing, and there are often extremely complex considerations that are often not obvious to the client or beneficiaries of the estate. Bielski Chapman, Ltd. works with the client to navigate the complex legal, tax and administrative issues of administering an estate. Bielski Chapman, Ltd.’s goal is always to achieve efficient and cost-effective resolutions of all outstanding estate issues.

Our Probate, Estate, and Trust Administration Services

Probate and Independent Estate Administration. Helping individuals manage the legal process of distributing assets after a loved one’s death often requires probate and independent estate administration services by an attorney. Probate involves court supervision, while independent administration allows for a more streamlined process. At Bielski Chapman, Ltd., our attorneys can help with tasks such as filing court documents, managing outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing assets to beneficiaries.

Guardianship. In Illinois, there are two basic types of guardianship. Guardianship of the estate involves managing the financial affairs of the disabled person, while guardianship of the person involves making decisions about the disabled person’s health and well-being. At Bielski Chapman, LTD we can assist with all aspects of the guardianship process, such as court procedures, filing court documents, managing investments, and more.

Probate and Trust Litigation. After a loved one’s death, it is not uncommon for disputes related to the distribution of assets to arise. These disputes often stem from issues such as contested wills, breaches of fiduciary duty, or disputes over trust administration. At Bielski Chapman, Ltd., our attorneys can help navigate through the court process including filing court documents, representing clients in court, and negotiating settlements.

Get Help From An Experienced Probate And Trust Administration Attorney

As of 2020, Bielski Chapman, Ltd. was providing representation in over 400 active probate and guardianship cases in seventeen counties throughout Illinois. Attorney John N. Bielski II has experience in over 1,000 probate matters. We are in probate court almost every day. We have detailed knowledge of the local rules and are familiar with what the Judges require of the attorneys and representatives.

If you need help in navigating the probate process or administering an estate, feel free to call us at (312) 583-9430 or contact us here for a free consultation.