Probate and Trust Administration

When there is a death in the family, the attorneys at Cummins & Bonestroo Law Office have the experience and understanding needed to navigate the complex process of probate and estate administration. Our experienced probate lawyers can help make the process go smoothly, reducing the stress and costs involved.

Probate Administration

The probate process is a court-supervised procedure that is required to transfer property from a deceased's estate. The transfer can be according to the deceased person's will, or if the deceased died intestate (without a will), then the property is transferred according to state law. Our attorneys work to help families minimize stress and navigate the probate system efficiently and without excessive delays and costs. We provide straight-forward explanations, and guidance to make the probate process as streamlined and simple as possible. When an obstacle arises during the administration of an individual's estate we are there to ensure that the deceased person's wishes are carried out, and the interests of our clients are preserved and protected.

Our attorneys have years of experience guiding families through the probate system. Families look to us to work through any legal issues that arise so that the deceased's last wishes are carried out.

Trust Administration

Our attorneys often represent Trustees in the administration of a trust. Our assistance allows trustees to administer a trust efficiently and to have their interests protected. Our representation also ensures that important actions are completed properly and on time so that the Trust accomplishes its estate tax planning and cost-saving goals. Our experience and expertise in Trust Administration will ensure the Trust is administered correctly and according to its creator's intent.

We work with the trustee to make sure that the trustee and the trust beneficiaries' interests are protected and the administration of the trust is as efficient as possible. Because a trust can be complicated, with multiple beneficiaries and many assets, it is important to have an attorney who is well-versed in the intricacies of trust administration ready to work through this sometimes difficult process.