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    $120,000 Inheritance Recovery

    Probate Litigation, ProbateAttorney: Angie Schmitz

    January 5, 2022 –  In this case, a man sought the help of our Probate Litigation Team to recover money his grandmother had left him following her passing. The person designated to oversee the estate – the personal representative – was not communicating with our client about his rightful inheritance.

    The personal representative of an estate has a fiduciary duty to its beneficiaries when settling the estate. Part of a personal representative’s responsibility is to impartially distribute any remaining funds to the rightful heirs. That was not happening for our client.

    Our Probate Litigation Team investigated the matter and recovered $120,000 for our client!

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    Property Recovery after Disinheritance

    ProbateAttorney: Robinson & Henry

    June 13, 2021 – Sadly, family disputes can lead to loved ones being disinherited. Unfortunately, that’s what happened to one of our clients.

    This client approached Robinson & Henry’s Probate Team to see if it would be possible to contest the will of one of her parents. Our probate attorneys found no legal grounds on which to contest the will. However, they were able to come to a settlement that helped our client receive some of her deceased parent’s personal property despite the disinheritance.

    Resolved Dormant Probate Case

    ProbateAttorney: Angie Schmitz

    May 18, 2021 – After a loved one dies, many family members choose to go through the probate process themselves without hiring a lawyer. This option works well for lots of folks, but some people find themselves entangled in the process. The latter happened in this particular matter.

    In this case, our client had begun the probate process for her husband’s estate years ago. Unfortunately, she was unsure how to transfer her home into her name as the beneficiary.

    Our Probate Law Team helped the client re-activate the dormant probate case quickly. Our attorneys prepared and recorded the proper deed within 30 days.

    Inheritance Recovery

    ProbateAttorney: Robinson & Henry

    May 5, 2021 – Individuals go to great lengths to develop thoughtful estate plans that they trust will be properly administered by their appointed personal representative. Unfortunately, some personal representatives fail in their responsibilities.

    In this case, clients sought our help to recover the money they were owed from a loved one’s estate. We assisted the clients in this recovery.

    Additionally, our work on the matter helped hold the estate’s personal representative accountable for donations that topped $100,000 the estate had left to multiple charities.

    Defended Client’s Inheritance

    ProbateAttorney: Robinson & Henry

    April 25, 2021 – Disputes between family members can crop up after the death of a loved one. An individual came to Robinson & Henry’s Probate Team needing help to resolve an inheritance disagreement.

    After a sibling questioned the disbursement of an insurance policy to our client, our Probate attorneys carefully researched the dispute and found our client was the rightful heir to the policy. We reached a favorable settlement for our client without going to court. Avoiding court was the ideal course of action for our client, as it saved them time and money, particularly after the death of a loved one.

    Contested Probate Action

    ProbateAttorney: Robinson & Henry

    April 18, 2021 – Our Probate Litigation Team received a client who objected to how a loved one’s estate was being administered.

    Our team worked with the client and the estate’s personal representative to negotiate a settlement.

    Probate & Estate Planning Preparation

    Estate Planning & Elder Law, ProbateAttorney: Robinson & Henry

    April 18, 2021 – It can be tough for families to approach estate planning and probate matters due to the issues associated with these types of cases, such as long-term illness, finances, and dying. In this matter, a family needed various probate and estate planning actions so a parent could be cared for.

    Our compassionate Estate Planning & Probate Team prepared and filed a quitclaim deed for our client. They also created a beneficiary deed for our client’s children and prepared a durable power of attorney. The team also counseled the family on their tax concerns.

    The family now has confidence that their loved one will have the proper care.

    Guardianship Appointment

    Probate, Guardianship, ConservatorshipAttorney: Tristan Younghaus

    April 14, 2021 – It’s difficult for adult children to watch their parents become unable to manage their affairs. That was the case for one of our clients who sought a way to take care of a parent.

    Our Probate Team helped a client file a motion to obtain a guardianship and conservatorship over their parent. The motion was granted, and now our client can properly care for their parent.

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    Types of Probate Cases

    After a person dies, the estate must be settled, including validating the will, appraising the property, paying debts and distributing the assets. The process is overseen by the court, and it can be complex and time-consuming. If your loved one has died and the estate is tied up in probate, having an attorney’s assistance can help ensure that everything moves as smoothly as possible – especially given heightened emotions surrounding grief. The probate lawyers at Robinson & Henry are adept at handling these cases and can help your situation. Call for an assessment.

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