Estate & Trust Administration
Indianapolis, Indiana Trust and Estate Administration
Estate administration incorporates all of the procedural and legal processes involving an estate after death. At Cremer & Cremer, our firm represents beneficiaries, trustees, heirs, and third-parties with an interest in estate administration or the probate process. Our estate administration experience includes the marshalling of assets, post death tax planning, real estate issues, and creditor issues.
Our attorneys focus on the efficient and economic administration of an estate. We will open the estate, pay taxes, prepare returns, and distribute assets effectively. Contact us for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.
We will handle all aspects of estate administration including taking an inventory of property, asset valuation, business succession, estate and gift taxes, and fiduciary income taxation. As your representatives we will seek to protect your immediate and future rights and financial interests. Our firm offers strategic advocacy in will contests and litigation as well as in estate and trust administration. In addition to holding wills and assisting families with estate and trust administration, we also work with retired lawyers who have entrusted us to handle the affairs of their own clients.
We have the experience, resources, and skill to properly open an estate, pay taxes, prepare returns and efficiently pass the estate to heirs in a short amount of time.
Our estate administration attorneys are experienced with all of the following:
- Estate administration
- Probate administration
- Estate taxes
- Trust administration
- Fiduciary income tax
- Business succession
- Will contests
- Gift taxes
- Real estate including out of state real estate
- Creditor protection issues
Creditor protection and estate administration
Executors and administrators in probate estates are responsible for identifying and notifying known creditors so that they have an opportunity to file a claim. Upon notification of the estate proceeding, a creditor has three months within which to file a claim. All claims against a probate estate, except for government claims, are barred if not filed within nine months from date of death. The three month limitation for creditors claims does not apply to a living trust when there is no probate proceeding. Our attorneys are experienced in beneficiary rights and defense in creditor actions. Contact us for more information about estate administration and creditor protection actions.
Contact Cremer & Cremer for an initial consultation or case evaluation with an experienced Indianapolis, Indiana estate administration and probate lawyer. For over 40 years we have offered a tradition of service, advocacy, and results to business and individual clients statewide.