Focusing On Your Goals And Objectives

The death of a loved one is an emotionally charged and legally complex time for you and your family. Relatives may find themselves in disagreement regarding the distribution of assets. Oftentimes, they feel that they are entitled to more in money and property. These disputes can result in will contests.

If you are involved in inter-family arguments as part of probate and estate administration, our attorneys strive to minimize the long-term fallout.

Providing Sound Legal Counsel During A Time You Need It Most

Probate is a court-managed process where assets are managed and distributed on behalf of the deceased. A designated trustee is placed in charge of asset distribution. Proactive estate planning strategies can help keep family matters within a family.

Experience, knowledge and insight from an attorney are vital during the probate process. At McElligott Ewan & Hall, a Professional Corporation, we understand that estates range in their complexity and size. Similarly, each family has their own unique dynamics and issues. Missouri probate courts also have their own schedules and rules.

From filing the petition in probate court to final asset distribution, we will attend to every detail throughout the entire probate and estate administration process. With dedication and diligence, we help with notification of heirs, inventory and appraisal of estate assets, and payment of debts and estate taxes.

Skilled Legal Representation Throughout The Probate Process

You and your family are entitled to peace of mind during difficult times. We will remain at your side to protect the best interests of all parties. For skilled legal counsel, schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at our Independence-based law office. Call McElligott Ewan & Hall, at 816-833-1222.