When a loved one dies you need the help of caring and competent attorneys to guide you through this most difficult time. Scannell & Associates will help you through the administration of your loved one’s estate or trust in a compassionate and professional manner. We will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. We will help you collect the assets, pay the debts, and distribute the remainder according to the will or trust, or in the absence of either, according to Illinois law.
In most instances, we can avoid probate for our clients. However, when necessary, we will handle all probate court filings, notice requirements and the bulk of the work required to collect and transfer the assets. We will also represent you in any contests of the will or related legal difficulties in the administration of the estate.
Likewise, when a loved one becomes disabled, we can help you sort out the options available which include power of attorneys, trusts and guardianships. We will be there for you when you most need us.