Probate and Guardianships

At Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., our attorneys handle all aspects of estate and trust administration for estates of all sizes. We represent executors, administrators, guardians, trustees, and beneficiaries in a wide range of matters. Our clients rely on our probate and guardianship lawyers to represent their interests effectively and efficiently.

Full-Service Probate Assistance

When loved ones die, some or all of their estate must pass through probate court. This process can be complicated and requires a keen eye for detail. Regardless of what our clients' needs may be, they can rest assured that our estate administration attorneys will handle all aspects of the administration and distribution process, including:

  • Probate court estate administration for estates with or without a will
  • Fiduciary and estate tax return preparation
  • Small estate affidavit documentation
  • Asset identification and distribution
  • Estate claims

We also assist our clients with estate planning to prepare for the most efficient means to preserve their assets.

Guardianship Services

Children and disabled adults may need additional help and care in the event their parents can no longer care for them. The lawyers at Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., provide experienced and compassionate service to families who wish to appoint a guardian.

If a guardianship becomes necessary for a disabled adult, we can take you through the steps to have a guardian of the person and/or estate appointed by the court. We also provide guardian ad litem services for disabled adults involved in a wide range of legal matters.

Call for an Appointment with an Illinois Guardianship Lawyer

We help our clients with all their probate and guardianship needs. Contact our Peoria or Morton offices online or call to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs.