Probate and Guardianships

At Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., our attorneys handle all aspects of estate and trust administration for estates both large and small. 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 with personalized attention that is unmatched by larger law firms.

Full-Service Probate Assistance

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

  • Probate court estate administration for estates both with and without a will
  • Fiduciary and estate tax return preparation
  • Preparation of small estate affidavits
  • Identification of assets
  • Asset distribution
  • Estate claims

We also work with our clients in estate planning to prepare for the most efficient means to preserve our clients' assets.

Guardianship Services

Children and disabled adults may need additional help and care in the event that their parents cannot care for them any longer. The lawyers at Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., provide experienced and compassionate service to families who wish to assign 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 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 of their probate and guardianship needs. Contact our Peoria or Morton offices online or call today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.