Settling an Estate for a Loved One
After the death of a parent, grandparent, or loved ones, family members are often left with the difficult task of managing an estate. Whether you were named a personal representative, a trustee of a trust or have a beneficiary interest in the estate of a loved one, you want an attorney who can effectively protect your rights and ensure that your loved ones wishes are followed. Lewayne M. Erickson, P.C. is a Brookings, South Dakota, based law firm with extensive experience handling probate and trust administration. We will take an informed and strategic approach to protect your rights and settle an estate in a timely, effective manner.
Personalized Service You Can Trust
We will take the time to assess the immediate demands of the probate process in your individual case, examining assets, debts, tax implications and any other wishes of the decedent. Our firm is committed to full disclosure to those persons entitled to any information pertaining to various estates and trusts. We will proceed efficiently and administer the estate in a timely manner. Our Brookings probate attorney is responsible for:
- Petition for probate of will when necessary
- Reviewing assets, debts and property of the estate
- Paying off creditors
- Understanding and explaining tax implications
- Gathering assets and finalizing asset distribution
Advocacy and Support During Difficult Times
Understanding that this can be a very difficult time for families, our priority is to help guide you through the process to achieve the best possible outcome in a timely effective manner. If you have been named the personal representative or trustee, it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and ensure the proper handling of an estate or trust to prevent any liability. We will handle any disputes that may arise including will contests or challenges made by family members or beneficiaries.
We put a priority on serving our clients and staying at the forefront of emerging legal developments in estate planning, offering personal professional services as well as informed and aggressive representation. Please call our Brookings trust administration attorney at 605-692-6158 or contact us by e-mail for an initial consultation.