Probate

Losing a loved one is never easy. Often, there are many questions with regard to a loved one’s estate. What if there was not a will? Who is responsible for the bills? How do I transfer real estate into the beneficiary’s name? These questions and many others can be answered very quickly by picking up the telephone and contacting Tauber Law Offices. We offer free consultations on any probate or non-probate matter.

Probate begins with a petition to open the estate of the deceased person and name a person responsible for the disbursement of the estate property and assets. It sounds simple, but it involves a fairly complex set of rules to follow and tasks to be performed. The process can become very complicated if there are multiple houses, businesses, heirs, and real estate across different states.

At Tauber Law Offices, we provide complete estate administration from the filing of a Petition to Probate a Will, to preparation of the Inheritance Tax Return, to the Petition for Final Accounting and distribution of assets. It is our goal to take the pressure off of the beneficiaries with all aspects of the estate, including communicating with creditors and making court appearances. We can help you understand the process and avoid mistakes that can result in delays, unnecessary expenses, avoidable family conflict, and liability for the estate administrator or executor. Our extensive legal experience in Lake and Porter County in the probate division makes us qualified to meet your estate needs.

At Tauber Law Offices, we provide complete estate administration, including:

  • Filing of a Petition to Probate a Will
  • Preparation of the Inheritance Tax Return
  • Petition for Final Accounting
  • Distribution of Assets

Were you aware that the governor recently put a law into effect that will eliminate Indiana’s Inheritance Tax within the next ten years? On January 1, 2012, the inheritance tax exemption offered to lineal descendants increased from $100,000 to $250,000. This exemption will continue to increase every year until the Indiana inheritance tax is eliminated.

To talk to an attorney for a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you, please contact or call us at 219.865.6666.

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