Southwest Indiana Estate And Trust Administration Lawyers

Probate is not necessarily complicated, but it can be time consuming and frustrating. An experienced attorney can guide the way and clear any obstacles to help you settle the estate of a loved one as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

The law firm of Johnson, Carroll, Norton & Kent P.C. in Evansville, Indiana, offers probate law services in the administration of wills and trusts in Vanderburgh, Gibson, Posey and Warrick counties. We commonly represent people charged with administering estates in southwestern Indiana who are from elsewhere in Indiana or out of state. Arrange a consultation today.

Experienced Probate Lawyers

If you were named in the will as the estate executor or successor trustee, or appointed by a probate court as a personal representative or trust administrator, there is a checklist of statutory duties you must carry out. Some tasks are best handled by a lawyer, such as liquidating assets or responding to creditor claims, while other tasks are perhaps tedious but not legally complex.

Our probate and trust attorneys can serve as facilitators — assisting you throughout the process — or we can carry out the bulk of the duties on your behalf. If you do not live in the area, for example, you might have to travel to Evansville once to open the estate, but we could then handle the rest through mail and e-mail correspondence.

We have experience in all facets of estate and trust administration: inventory and valuation of assets, selling the house or partitioning property, paying debts, distributing inheritances, filing tax returns and filing reports with the probate court and state of Indiana.

We also have experience in will contests involving allegations of fraud, undue influence or mental incompetence of the deceased. In most cases, we can resolve these disputes out of court, but we are civil trial lawyers who can vigorously protect the interests of the estate and the named beneficiaries.

Years of Experience in Probate, Trusts and Estates

Contact the Evansville office of Johnson, Carroll, Norton & Kent at 812-205-2661, or e-mail us to arrange a consultation. We are located in Evansville, three blocks off the Lloyd Expressway, with ample parking and first-floor accessibility.