Experienced Legal Counsel For Probate And Estate Disputes

At Dubin & Balistreri, Ltd., our experienced Milwaukee probate lawyers provide legal counsel and representation for Wisconsin clients in probate administration and litigation. We understand that these matters can be legally complex and sometimes emotionally volatile. We will help you navigate this legal system, protect your interests and personally walk you through the entire process to get you the best results possible.

Probate Administration

Administering an estate is a major undertaking. Especially if you do not have experience handling these matters, it is essential to work with an attorney who can help you through the process. At Dubin & Balistreri, Ltd., we provide clients with sound counsel and representation through all aspects of the probate process:

  • Handling tax matters: With careful estate planning and tax planning, major probate tax problems can be avoided. But in almost every probated estate, it is helpful to have an experienced attorney to help manage the tax implications of the various aspects of the estate. This is especially true in larger estates involving more significant wealth transfers. We help clients handle tax deferments (to pay the estate tax in the years following probate) and other cost-saving methods of estate taxation.
  • Satisfying creditors: After the taxes are paid, the decedent's creditors need to be paid from the estate. These debts can include mortgage payments, school loan payments, funeral expenses and a wide range of other debts.
  • Paying beneficiaries: After taxes and debts are paid, the remaining assets go to the decedent's beneficiaries. A valid will makes this process much smoother, but it is always helpful to have an attorney helping you through the process.

Probate Litigation

When estate planning and tax planning matters are handled properly ahead of time, everything generally runs smoothly through probate and there is no need for probate litigation. However, disputes can arise and potential beneficiaries can feel they have been cheated. Issues as to the validity of wills and other estate planning documents and accusations of undue influence can bring a probated estate into the courts for litigation.

At Dubin & Balistreri, Ltd., we represent clients in a range of probate litigation matters, including claims involving:

  • Will contests due to claims of undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Creditor claims
  • Claims against decedent's debtors

Contact A Milwaukee East Side Estate Administration Lawyer

Contact an experienced attorney from Dubin & Balistreri, Ltd., by calling 414-219-0921 or by contacting the firm online for a free initial consultation.