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Probate

Indiana Probate Lawyer Protects Clients’ Wealth

For more than 19 years, Greenwood law firm honoring wishes of your loved ones 
The Probate process or proceeding takes place after what is, typically, a painful emotional loss. With 19 years experience probate attorney Martin N. Howe knows how to ease the stress of the probate process by guiding executors and beneficiaries through what seems to be an overwhelming process.
The process of probate
Most executors have rarely, if ever, probated a will. They know little about the process. Martin N. Howe, Attorney at Law can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:
  • Filing the Will and opening the estate with the  probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate and inheritance taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate
We help Executors (commonly called Personal Representative or Administrator in Indiana) with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. Martin N. Howe will personally assist in every aspect of the estate administration. When needed accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals will be employed to assist with administration of the estate.

Probate disputes
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes contested claims or disputes between beneficiaries. As with most legal disputes, the initial approach will be a negotiated resolution to avoid the time and cost of litigation.  Disputes, especially those between family member, should be resolved by the parties without a contested trial whenever possible.  Unfortunately not all disputes can be settled outside of the courtroom.  Martin Howe will competently and professionally represent the Personal Representative (or heir) at all hearings and trials to achieve the best result for the client..

For an initial consultation, contact estate-planning lawyer
We serve clients in Greenwood, Indiana and throughout the surrounding area including Johnson and Marion Counties. To schedule an initial consultation, call us today at 317-865-4900 or contact us online.