Omaha, Nebraska Probate and Wills Attorney
Probate court is a legal process that determines the validity of a will and appoints an executor/personal representative for an estate. The probate court will assess the validity of claims made against the estate by heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors. At the Whelan Law Office, we offer experienced and strategic support to clients facing the probate process.
For trusted probate representation and advocacy call 1-866-935-1746 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with attorney Lawrence Whelan.
What if my loved one has died without a will?
If death occurs without a will, Nebraska intestate succession laws will determine who inherits the property. Property is distributed based on how the Legislature expects that individuals will want it done, designating a spouse, children, and other family members as beneficiaries. Unfortunately, leaving distribution up to the state can be impersonal, distributing assets mechanically and not in accord with your wishes. If you are a beneficiary, heir, or have an interest in an estate, we can protect your rights.
Probate and Estate litigation
A probate attorney will do more than assist individuals facing litigation. We can also guide personal representatives and executors through the probate and estate administration process. We are experienced with:
- Estate litigation
- Probate administration
- Distribution of assets
- Identify and locate beneficiaries
- Pay off creditors
- File estate taxes
Estate planning and the creation of wills
To avoid some of the complexities of probate, you can create a will or trust to designate beneficiaries and other individuals to handle your business, estate, and finances. Our attorneys are experienced in the drafting of wills and other estate planning instruments including:
- Living wills
Trusted probate and estate litigation advocacy
The attorney you need understands more than just the law. We will take the time to identify your individual concerns and objectives and work to achieve results in your case. Whether representing your interests as an executor, guiding you though the probate process, or aggressively defending your rights in a will contest, you can trust in the services and experience of our lawyers.
To schedule a free consultation, please call 1-866-935-1746, or contact us by email. All after-hours and weekend telephone calls are forwarded directly to our Omaha, Nebraska lawyer, Lawrence Whelan.